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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Armidale Regional Council, the local workers have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the Armidale Regional Council is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of public transport.

There are a number of reasons why people use different Modes of Transport to get to work including:

  • The availability of affordable and effective public transport options between place of residence and place of work (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from within a household; and
  • The travel distance to work, which for example, can allow people to walk or bicycle to their place of employment.

Method of Travel to Work data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the Armidale Regional Council, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers method of travel to work
Armidale Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver6,66265.257.96,34261.756.8+320
Car, as passenger7207.05.07307.15.6-10
Train30.06.200.05.4+3
Train and Car00.01.330.01.3-3
Train and other00.01.630.01.3-3
Train and multiple other methods30.00.400.00.3+3
Bus760.73.7810.83.5-5
Bus and car90.10.3120.10.2-3
Bus and other (not train)30.00.130.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.000.00.00
Ferry00.00.230.00.2-3
Tram00.00.030.00.0-3
Truck920.91.21221.21.6-30
Motorbike/Motor scooter650.60.61071.00.6-42
Bicycle1051.00.81081.10.7-3
Taxi/Other770.80.7860.80.8-9
Other - multiple methods690.70.6620.60.5+7
Walked only5825.74.17387.24.5-156
Worked at home5585.54.75935.84.9-35
Did not go to work1,11310.99.61,17911.510.5-66
Not stated800.81.01031.01.1-23

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local workers method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, New South Wales: 57.9% Car, as passenger, New South Wales: 5.0% Train, New South Wales: 6.2% Train and Car, New South Wales: 1.3% Train and other, New South Wales: 1.6% Train and multiple other methods, New South Wales: 0.4% Bus, New South Wales: 3.7% Bus and car, New South Wales: 0.3% Bus and other (not train), New South Wales: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), New South Wales: 0.0% Ferry, New South Wales: 0.2% Tram, New South Wales: 0.0% Truck, New South Wales: 1.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales: 0.6% Bicycle, New South Wales: 0.8% Taxi/Other, New South Wales: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales: 0.6% Worked at home, New South Wales: 4.7% Did not go to work, New South Wales: 9.6% Not stated, New South Wales: 1.0% Car, as driver, Armidale Regional Council: 65.2% Car, as passenger, Armidale Regional Council: 7.0% Train, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Train and Car, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Train and other, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Bus, Armidale Regional Council: 0.7% Bus and car, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Ferry, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Tram, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Truck, Armidale Regional Council: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Armidale Regional Council: 0.6% Bicycle, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Taxi/Other, Armidale Regional Council: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Armidale Regional Council: 0.7% Worked at home, Armidale Regional Council: 5.5% Did not go to work, Armidale Regional Council: 10.9% Not stated, Armidale Regional Council: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, Armidale Regional Council: +320 Car, as passenger, Armidale Regional Council: -10 Train, Armidale Regional Council: +3 Train and Car, Armidale Regional Council: -3 Train and other, Armidale Regional Council: -3 Train and multiple other methods, Armidale Regional Council: +3 Bus, Armidale Regional Council: -5 Bus and car, Armidale Regional Council: -3 Bus and other (not train), Armidale Regional Council: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Armidale Regional Council: 0 Ferry, Armidale Regional Council: -3 Tram, Armidale Regional Council: -3 Truck, Armidale Regional Council: -30 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Armidale Regional Council: -42 Bicycle, Armidale Regional Council: -3 Taxi/Other, Armidale Regional Council: -9 Other - multiple methods, Armidale Regional Council: +7 Worked at home, Armidale Regional Council: -35 Did not go to work, Armidale Regional Council: -66 Not stated, Armidale Regional Council: -23
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 94 people in the local workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Armidale Regional Council, compared with 7,474 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the local workers in the Armidale Regional Council in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 0.9% used public transport, while 73.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.8% and 64.1% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local workers in the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (65.2% compared to 57.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (7.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.7% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local workers in the Armidale Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+320 local workers)
  • Walked only (-156 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-66 local workers)
  • Motorbike/Motor scooter (-42 local workers)

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