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Cradle Coast Region

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Cradle Coast Region, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Tasmania.

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 Cradle Coast Region 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 Cradle Coast Region, 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
Cradle Coast Region - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver27,19967.263.725,96164.962.0+1,238
Car, as passenger2,4096.06.82,5146.37.0-105
Train60.00.030.00.0+3
Train and Car30.00.000.00.0+3
Train and other00.00.030.00.0-3
Train and multiple other methods30.00.030.00.00
Bus2110.52.52440.62.4-33
Bus and car490.10.4310.10.3+18
Bus and other (not train)60.00.1130.00.0-7
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)30.00.100.00.0+3
Ferry280.10.0190.00.0+9
Tram30.00.060.00.0-3
Truck3630.90.94811.21.2-118
Motorbike/Motor scooter2490.60.52600.70.5-11
Bicycle1580.40.62460.60.7-88
Taxi/Other3140.80.93240.80.8-10
Other - multiple methods2230.60.71990.50.6+24
Walked only1,9214.75.02,1095.35.8-188
Worked at home2,0445.14.52,2635.74.9-219
Did not go to work4,81211.912.34,79612.012.4+16
Not stated4431.11.05071.31.2-64

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, Tasmania: 63.7% Car, as passenger, Tasmania: 6.8% Train, Tasmania: 0.0% Train and Car, Tasmania: 0.0% Train and other, Tasmania: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Tasmania: 0.0% Bus, Tasmania: 2.5% Bus and car, Tasmania: 0.4% Bus and other (not train), Tasmania: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Tasmania: 0.1% Ferry, Tasmania: 0.0% Tram, Tasmania: 0.0% Truck, Tasmania: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Tasmania: 0.5% Bicycle, Tasmania: 0.6% Taxi/Other, Tasmania: 0.9% Other - multiple methods, Tasmania: 0.7% Worked at home, Tasmania: 4.5% Did not go to work, Tasmania: 12.3% Not stated, Tasmania: 1.0% Car, as driver, Cradle Coast Region: 67.2% Car, as passenger, Cradle Coast Region: 6.0% 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: 0.5% 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: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cradle Coast Region: 0.6% Bicycle, Cradle Coast Region: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Cradle Coast Region: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Cradle Coast Region: 0.6% Worked at home, Cradle Coast Region: 5.1% Did not go to work, Cradle Coast Region: 11.9% Not stated, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1%
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, Cradle Coast Region: +1,238 Car, as passenger, Cradle Coast Region: -105 Train, Cradle Coast Region: +3 Train and Car, Cradle Coast Region: +3 Train and other, Cradle Coast Region: -3 Train and multiple other methods, Cradle Coast Region: 0 Bus, Cradle Coast Region: -33 Bus and car, Cradle Coast Region: +18 Bus and other (not train), Cradle Coast Region: -7 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Cradle Coast Region: +3 Ferry, Cradle Coast Region: +9 Tram, Cradle Coast Region: -3 Truck, Cradle Coast Region: -118 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cradle Coast Region: -11 Bicycle, Cradle Coast Region: -88 Taxi/Other, Cradle Coast Region: -10 Other - multiple methods, Cradle Coast Region: +24 Worked at home, Cradle Coast Region: -219 Did not go to work, Cradle Coast Region: +16 Not stated, Cradle Coast Region: -64
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 309 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Cradle Coast Region, compared with 29,974 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 Cradle Coast Region in 2011 compared to Tasmania shows that 0.8% used public transport, while 74.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 3.0% and 71.5% respectively in Tasmania.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (67.2% compared to 63.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.5% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,238 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-219 local workers)
  • Walked only (-188 local workers)
  • Truck (-118 local workers)

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