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Yass Valley Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Yass Valley Council area have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as Regional NSW.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Yass Valley Council area's local resident workers use (either within or outside the local area), informs decision-makers about the effectiveness of transport modes, routes and availability of local 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;
  • The number of motor vehicles available 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 Residents place of work and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

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

Local resident workers method of travel to work
Yass Valley Council area 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver4,83962.365.24,02859.761.8+811
Car, as passenger5396.95.94606.86.6+79
Train00.00.530.00.5-3
Train and Car00.00.200.00.20
Train and other00.00.130.00.1-3
Train and multiple other methods00.00.100.00.00
Bus871.10.8911.30.8-4
Bus and car350.50.1300.40.1+5
Bus and other (not train)00.00.000.00.00
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.040.10.0-4
Ferry00.00.030.00.0-3
Tram00.00.030.00.0-3
Truck2022.61.51962.92.0+6
Motorbike/Motor scooter330.40.7510.80.7-18
Bicycle100.10.7120.20.8-2
Taxi/Other570.70.8400.60.8+17
Other - multiple methods911.20.7440.70.6+47
Walked only2993.94.13214.84.7-22
Worked at home6228.05.75958.86.4+27
Did not go to work83510.811.374211.011.9+93
Not stated1161.51.61251.91.9-9

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

Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, Regional NSW: 65.2% Car, as passenger, Regional NSW: 5.9% Train, Regional NSW: 0.5% Train and Car, Regional NSW: 0.2% Train and other, Regional NSW: 0.1% Train and multiple other methods, Regional NSW: 0.1% Bus, Regional NSW: 0.8% Bus and car, Regional NSW: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Regional NSW: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Regional NSW: 0.0% Ferry, Regional NSW: 0.0% Tram, Regional NSW: 0.0% Truck, Regional NSW: 1.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Regional NSW: 0.7% Bicycle, Regional NSW: 0.7% Taxi/Other, Regional NSW: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Regional NSW: 0.7% Worked at home, Regional NSW: 5.7% Did not go to work, Regional NSW: 11.3% Not stated, Regional NSW: 1.6% Car, as driver, Yass Valley Council area: 62.3% Car, as passenger, Yass Valley Council area: 6.9% Train, Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Train and Car, Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Train and other, Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Bus, Yass Valley Council area: 1.1% Bus and car, Yass Valley Council area: 0.5% Bus and other (not train), Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Ferry, Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Tram, Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Truck, Yass Valley Council area: 2.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Yass Valley Council area: 0.4% Bicycle, Yass Valley Council area: 0.1% Taxi/Other, Yass Valley Council area: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Yass Valley Council area: 1.2% Worked at home, Yass Valley Council area: 8.0% Did not go to work, Yass Valley Council area: 10.8% Not stated, Yass Valley Council area: 1.5%
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 resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, Yass Valley Council area: +811 Car, as passenger, Yass Valley Council area: +79 Train, Yass Valley Council area: -3 Train and Car, Yass Valley Council area: 0 Train and other, Yass Valley Council area: -3 Train and multiple other methods, Yass Valley Council area: 0 Bus, Yass Valley Council area: -4 Bus and car, Yass Valley Council area: +5 Bus and other (not train), Yass Valley Council area: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Yass Valley Council area: -4 Ferry, Yass Valley Council area: -3 Tram, Yass Valley Council area: -3 Truck, Yass Valley Council area: +6 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Yass Valley Council area: -18 Bicycle, Yass Valley Council area: -2 Taxi/Other, Yass Valley Council area: +17 Other - multiple methods, Yass Valley Council area: +47 Worked at home, Yass Valley Council area: +27 Did not go to work, Yass Valley Council area: +93 Not stated, Yass Valley Council area: -9
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 122 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Yass Valley Council area, compared with 5,580 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 labour force in Yass Valley Council area shows that 1.6% used public transport, while 71.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.8% and 72.7% respectively in Regional NSW.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in Yass Valley Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (8.0% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Truck (2.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as passenger (6.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (62.3% compared to 65.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in Yass Valley Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+811 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+93 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (+79 local labour force)
  • Other - multiple methods (+47 local labour force)

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