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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local resident workers in the City of Ipswich have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as Queensland.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Ipswich'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
City of Ipswich 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver49,08165.661.239,34363.359.7+9,738
Car, as passenger4,9916.76.14,5697.36.8+422
Train2,5253.42.12,2883.72.0+236
Train and Car1,6292.20.81,2422.00.7+387
Train and other4250.60.43580.60.3+66
Train and multiple other methods2800.40.21730.30.1+106
Bus4940.73.32920.52.9+201
Bus and car1160.20.4440.10.3+72
Bus and other (not train)00.00.090.00.1-9
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)110.00.130.00.0+8
Ferry100.00.160.00.2+4
Tram80.00.030.00.0+5
Truck1,0711.41.31,1321.81.6-62
Motorbike/Motor scooter7671.00.97781.31.1-11
Bicycle2210.31.12360.41.1-15
Taxi/Other4580.60.93900.60.9+68
Other - multiple methods5640.80.83210.50.6+242
Walked only1,3651.83.71,2542.04.0+111
Worked at home2,0262.74.91,8152.95.1+210
Did not go to work7,66010.210.26,84711.010.8+813
Not stated1,1121.51.41,0551.71.7+56

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, Queensland: 61.2% 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: 0.0% 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: 0.8% Worked at home, Queensland: 4.9% Did not go to work, Queensland: 10.2% Not stated, Queensland: 1.4% Car, as driver, City of Ipswich: 65.6% Car, as passenger, City of Ipswich: 6.7% Train, City of Ipswich: 3.4% Train and Car, City of Ipswich: 2.2% Train and other, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Train and multiple other methods, City of Ipswich: 0.4% Bus, City of Ipswich: 0.7% Bus and car, City of Ipswich: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), City of Ipswich: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Ipswich: 0.0% Ferry, City of Ipswich: 0.0% Tram, City of Ipswich: 0.0% Truck, City of Ipswich: 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Bicycle, City of Ipswich: 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Other - multiple methods, City of Ipswich: 0.8% Worked at home, City of Ipswich: 2.7% Did not go to work, City of Ipswich: 10.2% Not stated, City of Ipswich: 1.5%
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, City of Ipswich: +9,738 Car, as passenger, City of Ipswich: +422 Train, City of Ipswich: +236 Train and Car, City of Ipswich: +387 Train and other, City of Ipswich: +66 Train and multiple other methods, City of Ipswich: +106 Bus, City of Ipswich: +201 Bus and car, City of Ipswich: +72 Bus and other (not train), City of Ipswich: -9 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Ipswich: +8 Ferry, City of Ipswich: +4 Tram, City of Ipswich: +5 Truck, City of Ipswich: -62 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Ipswich: -11 Bicycle, City of Ipswich: -15 Taxi/Other, City of Ipswich: +68 Other - multiple methods, City of Ipswich: +242 Worked at home, City of Ipswich: +210 Did not go to work, City of Ipswich: +813 Not stated, City of Ipswich: +56
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 5,490 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Ipswich, compared with 55,151 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 the City of Ipswich shows that 7.3% used public transport, while 73.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.4% and 68.6% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local resident workers in the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Car, as driver (65.6% compared to 61.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Bus (0.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Worked at home (2.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Walked only (1.8% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local resident workers in the City of Ipswich between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+9,738 local resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+813 local resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+422 local resident workers)
  • Train and Car (+387 local resident workers)

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