Client: Regional Development Australia (Sydney)
Access to transport is a key enabler of access to education, health services and employment opportunities. Transport networks and accessibility also impact on the current and future level of skills demanded compared to the level of skills supplied in different areas.
In order to understand the degree of equitable access to transport within Western Sydney, AEC spatially analysed the presence of public transport options for each SA1 within the region and determined whether transport access had any correlation with socio-economic advantage or disadvantage. In addition, AEC analysed the existing occupational mix both in terms of local workers and local residents. This enabled identification of key occupations which are currently imported. Future occupational demands were also estimated to enable a understanding of potential future trends.