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Cradle Coast Region

Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the Cradle Coast Region have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Greater Hobart.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Cradle Coast Region'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
Cradle Coast Region 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver30,43366.460.527,98763.959.0+2,446
Car, as passenger2,8446.27.52,8486.57.7-4
Train160.00.030.00.0+13
Train and Car00.00.000.00.00
Train and other00.00.060.00.0-6
Train and multiple other methods00.00.030.00.0-3
Bus3310.74.52760.64.5+55
Bus and car520.10.6370.10.5+15
Bus and other (not train)50.00.0150.00.1-10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.160.00.1-6
Ferry330.10.0130.00.0+20
Tram00.00.070.00.0-7
Truck4751.00.86561.51.0-181
Motorbike/Motor scooter2830.60.52850.70.5-2
Bicycle1630.40.92350.50.9-72
Taxi/Other4361.00.84281.00.8+8
Other - multiple methods2620.60.82270.50.6+35
Walked only2,0764.55.42,2325.16.2-156
Worked at home2,1594.73.52,3625.43.4-203
Did not go to work5,48212.012.65,26012.012.9+222
Not stated7591.71.38842.01.8-125

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, Greater Hobart: 60.5% Car, as passenger, Greater Hobart: 7.5% Train, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Train and Car, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Train and other, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Bus, Greater Hobart: 4.5% Bus and car, Greater Hobart: 0.6% Bus and other (not train), Greater Hobart: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Greater Hobart: 0.1% Ferry, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Tram, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Truck, Greater Hobart: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Greater Hobart: 0.5% Bicycle, Greater Hobart: 0.9% Taxi/Other, Greater Hobart: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Greater Hobart: 0.8% Worked at home, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Did not go to work, Greater Hobart: 12.6% Not stated, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Car, as driver, Cradle Coast Region: 66.4% Car, as passenger, Cradle Coast Region: 6.2% Train, Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Train and Car, Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Train and other, Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Bus, Cradle Coast Region: 0.7% Bus and car, Cradle Coast Region: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Ferry, Cradle Coast Region: 0.1% Tram, Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Truck, Cradle Coast Region: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cradle Coast Region: 0.6% Bicycle, Cradle Coast Region: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Cradle Coast Region: 1.0% Other - multiple methods, Cradle Coast Region: 0.6% Worked at home, Cradle Coast Region: 4.7% Did not go to work, Cradle Coast Region: 12.0% Not stated, Cradle Coast Region: 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 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, Cradle Coast Region: +2,446 Car, as passenger, Cradle Coast Region: -4 Train, Cradle Coast Region: +13 Train and Car, Cradle Coast Region: 0 Train and other, Cradle Coast Region: -6 Train and multiple other methods, Cradle Coast Region: -3 Bus, Cradle Coast Region: +55 Bus and car, Cradle Coast Region: +15 Bus and other (not train), Cradle Coast Region: -10 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Cradle Coast Region: -6 Ferry, Cradle Coast Region: +20 Tram, Cradle Coast Region: -7 Truck, Cradle Coast Region: -181 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cradle Coast Region: -2 Bicycle, Cradle Coast Region: -72 Taxi/Other, Cradle Coast Region: +8 Other - multiple methods, Cradle Coast Region: +35 Worked at home, Cradle Coast Region: -203 Did not go to work, Cradle Coast Region: +222 Not stated, Cradle Coast Region: -125
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 437 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Cradle Coast Region, compared with 33,752 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 the Cradle Coast Region shows that 1.0% used public transport, while 73.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.3% and 68.8% respectively in Greater Hobart.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the Cradle Coast Region and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (66.4% compared to 60.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (4.7% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (0.7% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as passenger (6.2% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in the Cradle Coast Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+2,446 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+222 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (-203 local labour force)
  • Truck (-181 local labour force)

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