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Balonne Shire

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Balonne Shire, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Queensland.

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 Balonne Shire 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 Balonne Shire, 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
Balonne Shire - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver1,14854.861.71,14052.960.3+8
Car, as passenger904.36.11326.16.7-42
Train30.12.100.02.0+3
Train and Car00.00.800.00.70
Train and other00.00.400.00.30
Train and multiple other methods00.00.200.00.10
Bus60.33.330.12.9+3
Bus and car00.00.400.00.30
Bus and other (not train)00.00.100.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.100.00.00
Ferry00.00.100.00.20
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck512.41.3411.91.6+10
Motorbike/Motor scooter140.70.9170.81.1-3
Bicycle170.81.1170.81.10
Taxi/Other281.30.9361.70.8-8
Other - multiple methods170.80.7100.50.6+7
Walked only22810.93.723010.74.0-2
Worked at home30814.74.933315.55.3-25
Did not go to work1507.210.21848.510.8-34
Not stated351.71.0120.61.0+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, Queensland: 61.7% Car, as passenger, Queensland: 6.1% Train, Queensland: 2.1% Train and Car, Queensland: 0.8% Train and other, Queensland: 0.4% Train and multiple other methods, Queensland: 0.2% Bus, Queensland: 3.3% Bus and car, Queensland: 0.4% Bus and other (not train), Queensland: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Queensland: 0.1% Ferry, Queensland: 0.1% Tram, Queensland: 0.0% Truck, Queensland: 1.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queensland: 0.9% Bicycle, Queensland: 1.1% Taxi/Other, Queensland: 0.9% Other - multiple methods, Queensland: 0.7% Worked at home, Queensland: 4.9% Did not go to work, Queensland: 10.2% Not stated, Queensland: 1.0% Car, as driver, Balonne Shire: 54.8% Car, as passenger, Balonne Shire: 4.3% Train, Balonne Shire: 0.1% Train and Car, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Train and other, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Bus, Balonne Shire: 0.3% Bus and car, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Bus and other (not train), Balonne Shire: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Balonne Shire: 0.0% Ferry, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Tram, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Truck, Balonne Shire: 2.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Balonne Shire: 0.7% Bicycle, Balonne Shire: 0.8% Taxi/Other, Balonne Shire: 1.3% Other - multiple methods, Balonne Shire: 0.8% Worked at home, Balonne Shire: 14.7% Did not go to work, Balonne Shire: 7.2% Not stated, Balonne Shire: 1.7%
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, Balonne Shire: +8 Car, as passenger, Balonne Shire: -42 Train, Balonne Shire: +3 Train and Car, Balonne Shire: 0 Train and other, Balonne Shire: 0 Train and multiple other methods, Balonne Shire: 0 Bus, Balonne Shire: +3 Bus and car, Balonne Shire: 0 Bus and other (not train), Balonne Shire: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Balonne Shire: 0 Ferry, Balonne Shire: 0 Tram, Balonne Shire: 0 Truck, Balonne Shire: +10 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Balonne Shire: -3 Bicycle, Balonne Shire: 0 Taxi/Other, Balonne Shire: -8 Other - multiple methods, Balonne Shire: +7 Worked at home, Balonne Shire: -25 Did not go to work, Balonne Shire: -34 Not stated, Balonne Shire: +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 9 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Balonne Shire, compared with 1,289 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the Balonne Shire in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 61.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.5% and 69.1% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (14.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who walked only (10.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (54.8% compared to 61.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not go to work (7.2% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in the Balonne Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as passenger (-42 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-34 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-25 local workers)
  • Truck (+10 local workers)

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