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Murchison Area

Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Murchison Area 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 Murchison 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
Murchison Area 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver7,73263.560.57,20459.959.0+528
Car, as passenger7225.97.57826.57.7-60
Train30.00.030.00.00
Train and Car00.00.000.00.00
Train and other00.00.030.00.0-3
Train and multiple other methods00.00.030.00.0-3
Bus830.74.5800.74.5+3
Bus and car250.20.6130.10.5+12
Bus and other (not train)50.00.030.00.1+2
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.100.00.10
Ferry40.00.030.00.0+1
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck1591.30.82261.91.0-67
Motorbike/Motor scooter1581.30.51371.10.5+21
Bicycle430.40.9670.60.9-24
Taxi/Other1421.20.81491.20.8-7
Other - multiple methods470.40.8590.50.6-12
Walked only7095.85.48236.86.2-114
Worked at home7125.83.58597.13.4-147
Did not go to work1,40711.612.61,37311.412.9+34
Not stated2271.91.32341.91.8-7

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, Murchison Area: 63.5% Car, as passenger, Murchison Area: 5.9% Train, Murchison Area: 0.0% Train and Car, Murchison Area: 0.0% Train and other, Murchison Area: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Murchison Area: 0.0% Bus, Murchison Area: 0.7% Bus and car, Murchison Area: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Murchison Area: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Murchison Area: 0.0% Ferry, Murchison Area: 0.0% Tram, Murchison Area: 0.0% Truck, Murchison Area: 1.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Murchison Area: 1.3% Bicycle, Murchison Area: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Murchison Area: 1.2% Other - multiple methods, Murchison Area: 0.4% Worked at home, Murchison Area: 5.8% Did not go to work, Murchison Area: 11.6% Not stated, Murchison Area: 1.9%
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, Murchison Area: +528 Car, as passenger, Murchison Area: -60 Train, Murchison Area: 0 Train and Car, Murchison Area: 0 Train and other, Murchison Area: -3 Train and multiple other methods, Murchison Area: -3 Bus, Murchison Area: +3 Bus and car, Murchison Area: +12 Bus and other (not train), Murchison Area: +2 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Murchison Area: 0 Ferry, Murchison Area: +1 Tram, Murchison Area: 0 Truck, Murchison Area: -67 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Murchison Area: +21 Bicycle, Murchison Area: -24 Taxi/Other, Murchison Area: -7 Other - multiple methods, Murchison Area: -12 Worked at home, Murchison Area: -147 Did not go to work, Murchison Area: +34 Not stated, Murchison Area: -7
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 120 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Murchison Area, compared with 8,613 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 Murchison Area shows that 1.0% used public transport, while 70.7% 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 Murchison Area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (63.5% compared to 60.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (5.8% 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 (5.9% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in Murchison Area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+528 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (-147 local labour force)
  • Walked only (-114 local labour force)
  • Truck (-67 local labour force)

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