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Goulburn Mulwaree Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local resident workers in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Goulburn Mulwaree 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
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver8,15167.257.66,96862.856.4+1,183
Car, as passenger9227.65.08217.45.7+101
Train130.16.2130.15.40
Train and Car00.01.250.01.2-5
Train and other00.01.530.01.3-3
Train and multiple other methods00.00.400.00.30
Bus440.43.7500.53.4-6
Bus and car80.10.300.00.2+8
Bus and other (not train)00.00.130.00.1-3
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.000.00.00
Ferry00.00.200.00.20
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck2091.71.22242.01.6-15
Motorbike/Motor scooter590.50.6890.80.6-30
Bicycle480.40.7880.80.7-40
Taxi/Other860.70.8960.90.8-10
Other - multiple methods740.60.7510.50.5+23
Walked only4854.04.15555.04.4-70
Worked at home4924.14.64584.14.8+34
Did not go to work1,35911.29.51,48213.410.5-123
Not stated1751.41.51901.71.9-15

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, New South Wales: 57.6% Car, as passenger, New South Wales: 5.0% Train, New South Wales: 6.2% Train and Car, New South Wales: 1.2% Train and other, New South Wales: 1.5% Train and multiple other methods, New South Wales: 0.4% Bus, New South Wales: 3.7% Bus and car, New South Wales: 0.3% Bus and other (not train), New South Wales: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), New South Wales: 0.0% Ferry, New South Wales: 0.2% Tram, New South Wales: 0.0% Truck, New South Wales: 1.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales: 0.6% Bicycle, New South Wales: 0.7% Taxi/Other, New South Wales: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales: 0.7% Worked at home, New South Wales: 4.6% Did not go to work, New South Wales: 9.5% Not stated, New South Wales: 1.5% Car, as driver, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 67.2% Car, as passenger, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 7.6% Train, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.1% Train and Car, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Train and other, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Bus, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.4% Bus and car, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Ferry, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Tram, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Truck, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 1.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.5% Bicycle, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.6% Worked at home, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 4.1% Did not go to work, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 11.2% Not stated, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 1.4%
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, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +1,183 Car, as passenger, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +101 Train, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0 Train and Car, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -5 Train and other, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -3 Train and multiple other methods, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0 Bus, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -6 Bus and car, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +8 Bus and other (not train), Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -3 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0 Ferry, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0 Tram, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0 Truck, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -15 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -30 Bicycle, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -40 Taxi/Other, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -10 Other - multiple methods, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +23 Worked at home, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: +34 Did not go to work, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -123 Not stated, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: -15
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 65 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area, compared with 9,282 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 resident workers in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 76.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 63.9% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local resident workers in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Car, as driver (67.2% compared to 57.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Car, as passenger (7.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Train (0.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Bus (0.4% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local resident workers in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,183 local resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-123 local resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+101 local resident workers)
  • Walked only (-70 local resident workers)

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