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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Gunnedah Shire, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

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 Gunnedah Shire 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 Gunnedah Shire, 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
Gunnedah Shire - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver2,91562.957.92,41157.656.8+504
Car, as passenger2946.35.02475.95.6+47
Train00.06.200.05.40
Train and Car00.01.300.01.30
Train and other00.01.600.01.30
Train and multiple other methods00.00.400.00.30
Bus150.33.7110.33.5+4
Bus and car00.00.300.00.20
Bus and other (not train)00.00.100.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)30.10.030.10.00
Ferry00.00.200.00.20
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck992.11.21283.11.6-29
Motorbike/Motor scooter230.50.6300.70.6-7
Bicycle180.40.8160.40.7+2
Taxi/Other471.00.7661.60.8-19
Other - multiple methods230.50.6260.60.5-3
Walked only2495.44.13037.24.5-54
Worked at home46210.04.749111.74.9-29
Did not go to work4249.19.641810.010.5+6
Not stated631.41.0360.91.1+27

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, New South Wales: 57.9% Car, as passenger, New South Wales: 5.0% Train, New South Wales: 6.2% Train and Car, New South Wales: 1.3% Train and other, New South Wales: 1.6% 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: 0.8% Taxi/Other, New South Wales: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales: 0.6% Worked at home, New South Wales: 4.7% Did not go to work, New South Wales: 9.6% Not stated, New South Wales: 1.0% Car, as driver, Gunnedah Shire: 62.9% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire: 6.3% Train, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Train and Car, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Train and other, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire: 0.3% Bus and car, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Bus and other (not train), Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Gunnedah Shire: 0.1% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire: 2.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire: 0.5% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire: 1.0% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire: 0.5% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire: 10.0% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire: 9.1% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 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 workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, Gunnedah Shire: +504 Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire: +47 Train, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Train and Car, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Train and other, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Train and multiple other methods, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Bus, Gunnedah Shire: +4 Bus and car, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Bus and other (not train), Gunnedah Shire: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Gunnedah Shire: 0 Ferry, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Tram, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Truck, Gunnedah Shire: -29 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire: -7 Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire: +2 Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire: -19 Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire: -3 Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire: -29 Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire: +6 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: +27
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 18 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gunnedah Shire, compared with 3,308 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 Gunnedah Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 71.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.8% and 64.1% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (10.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (62.9% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.3% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in the Gunnedah Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+504 local workers)
  • Walked only (-54 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+47 local workers)
  • Truck (-29 local workers)

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