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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Gympie Regional Council, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Queensland.

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 Gympie Regional Council 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 Gympie Regional Council, 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
Gympie Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver8,95063.361.78,42660.860.3+524
Car, as passenger9146.56.11,0247.46.7-110
Train00.02.100.02.00
Train and Car00.00.800.00.70
Train and other00.00.400.00.30
Train and multiple other methods00.00.200.00.10
Bus570.43.3480.42.9+8
Bus and car30.00.430.00.3-1
Bus and other (not train)30.00.100.00.1+3
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.100.00.00
Ferry00.00.100.00.20
Tram00.00.030.00.0-3
Truck2411.71.32892.11.6-48
Motorbike/Motor scooter1260.90.91270.91.1-2
Bicycle630.41.1940.71.1-31
Taxi/Other1050.70.91160.80.8-12
Other - multiple methods910.60.7770.60.6+13
Walked only6064.33.76534.74.0-47
Worked at home1,3149.34.91,39710.15.3-84
Did not go to work1,49110.510.21,41810.210.8+73
Not stated1711.21.01731.21.0-2

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, Queensland: 61.7% Car, as passenger, Queensland: 6.1% Train, Queensland: 2.1% Train and Car, Queensland: 0.8% Train and other, Queensland: 0.4% Train and multiple other methods, Queensland: 0.2% Bus, Queensland: 3.3% Bus and car, Queensland: 0.4% Bus and other (not train), Queensland: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Queensland: 0.1% Ferry, Queensland: 0.1% Tram, Queensland: 0.0% Truck, Queensland: 1.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queensland: 0.9% Bicycle, Queensland: 1.1% Taxi/Other, Queensland: 0.9% Other - multiple methods, Queensland: 0.7% Worked at home, Queensland: 4.9% Did not go to work, Queensland: 10.2% Not stated, Queensland: 1.0% Car, as driver, Gympie Regional Council: 63.3% Car, as passenger, Gympie Regional Council: 6.5% Train, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Train and Car, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Train and other, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Bus, Gympie Regional Council: 0.4% Bus and car, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Bus and other (not train), Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Ferry, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Tram, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Truck, Gympie Regional Council: 1.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gympie Regional Council: 0.9% Bicycle, Gympie Regional Council: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Gympie Regional Council: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Gympie Regional Council: 0.6% Worked at home, Gympie Regional Council: 9.3% Did not go to work, Gympie Regional Council: 10.5% Not stated, Gympie Regional Council: 1.2%
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, Gympie Regional Council: +524 Car, as passenger, Gympie Regional Council: -110 Train, Gympie Regional Council: 0 Train and Car, Gympie Regional Council: 0 Train and other, Gympie Regional Council: 0 Train and multiple other methods, Gympie Regional Council: 0 Bus, Gympie Regional Council: +8 Bus and car, Gympie Regional Council: -1 Bus and other (not train), Gympie Regional Council: +3 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Gympie Regional Council: 0 Ferry, Gympie Regional Council: 0 Tram, Gympie Regional Council: -3 Truck, Gympie Regional Council: -48 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gympie Regional Council: -2 Bicycle, Gympie Regional Council: -31 Taxi/Other, Gympie Regional Council: -12 Other - multiple methods, Gympie Regional Council: +13 Worked at home, Gympie Regional Council: -84 Did not go to work, Gympie Regional Council: +73 Not stated, Gympie Regional Council: -2
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 63 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gympie Regional Council, compared with 10,105 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 Gympie Regional Council in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 71.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.5% and 69.1% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (9.3% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (63.3% compared to 61.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.4% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in the Gympie Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+524 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-110 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-84 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+73 local workers)

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