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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Developing East Arnhem Limited area have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Northern Territory.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Developing East Arnhem Limited 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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Northern Territory %Number%Northern Territory %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver1,61333.156.31,26229.253.6+350
Car, as passenger51010.57.946110.78.2+49
Train00.00.040.10.0-4
Train and Car00.00.000.00.00
Train and other00.00.000.00.00
Train and multiple other methods00.00.000.00.00
Bus3717.63.344810.43.5-78
Bus and car110.20.3170.40.3-6
Bus and other (not train)00.00.000.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.130.10.1-3
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck270.60.7481.10.9-22
Motorbike/Motor scooter731.51.4240.61.1+49
Bicycle1112.32.8771.83.0+33
Taxi/Other821.71.6471.11.6+35
Other - multiple methods481.01.1340.80.8+14
Walked only1,41929.111.01,26029.211.9+158
Worked at home841.72.8872.03.1-3
Did not go to work3577.38.63758.79.9-18
Not stated1693.51.91663.92.1+3

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, Northern Territory: 56.3% Car, as passenger, Northern Territory: 7.9% Train, Northern Territory: 0.0% Train and Car, Northern Territory: 0.0% Train and other, Northern Territory: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Northern Territory: 0.0% Bus, Northern Territory: 3.3% Bus and car, Northern Territory: 0.3% Bus and other (not train), Northern Territory: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Northern Territory: 0.1% Ferry, Northern Territory: 0.0% Tram, Northern Territory: 0.0% Truck, Northern Territory: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Northern Territory: 1.4% Bicycle, Northern Territory: 2.8% Taxi/Other, Northern Territory: 1.6% Other - multiple methods, Northern Territory: 1.1% Worked at home, Northern Territory: 2.8% Did not go to work, Northern Territory: 8.6% Not stated, Northern Territory: 1.9% Car, as driver, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 33.1% Car, as passenger, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 10.5% Train, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Train and Car, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Train and other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Bus, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 7.6% Bus and car, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Ferry, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Tram, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Truck, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 1.5% Bicycle, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 2.3% Taxi/Other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 1.7% Other - multiple methods, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 1.0% Worked at home, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 1.7% Did not go to work, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 7.3% Not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 3.5%
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, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +350 Car, as passenger, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +49 Train, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -4 Train and Car, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Train and other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Train and multiple other methods, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Bus, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -78 Bus and car, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -6 Bus and other (not train), Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -3 Ferry, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Tram, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Truck, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -22 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +49 Bicycle, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +33 Taxi/Other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +35 Other - multiple methods, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +14 Worked at home, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -3 Did not go to work, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -18 Not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +3
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 382 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Developing East Arnhem Limited area, compared with 2,150 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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area shows that 7.8% used public transport, while 44.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 3.8% and 64.9% respectively in Northern Territory.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in Developing East Arnhem Limited area and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (29.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (7.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as passenger (10.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (33.1% compared to 56.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in Developing East Arnhem Limited area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+350 local labour force)
  • Walked only (+158 local labour force)
  • Bus (-78 local labour force)
  • Motorbike/Motor scooter (+49 local labour force)

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