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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Ipswich, 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 City of Ipswich 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 City of Ipswich, 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
City of Ipswich - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver35,67170.161.730,44367.460.3+5,228
Car, as passenger3,3986.76.13,4217.66.7-24
Train3840.82.14761.12.0-92
Train and Car1460.30.81380.30.7+8
Train and other1400.30.41130.30.3+27
Train and multiple other methods550.10.2390.10.1+16
Bus3020.63.33710.82.9-69
Bus and car560.10.4270.10.3+29
Bus and other (not train)70.00.160.00.1+1
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)60.00.100.00.0+6
Ferry70.00.100.00.2+7
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck5561.11.36171.41.6-62
Motorbike/Motor scooter4510.90.94811.11.1-30
Bicycle1900.41.12070.51.1-17
Taxi/Other2670.50.92380.50.8+29
Other - multiple methods3210.60.72360.50.6+85
Walked only1,1452.23.71,0862.44.0+58
Worked at home1,8843.74.91,7563.95.3+127
Did not go to work5,41210.610.25,09311.310.8+319
Not stated4971.01.04461.01.0+51

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, City of Ipswich: 70.1% Car, as passenger, City of Ipswich: 6.7% Train, City of Ipswich: 0.8% Train and Car, City of Ipswich: 0.3% Train and other, City of Ipswich: 0.3% Train and multiple other methods, City of Ipswich: 0.1% Bus, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Bus and car, City of Ipswich: 0.1% 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: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Ipswich: 0.9% Bicycle, City of Ipswich: 0.4% Taxi/Other, City of Ipswich: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Worked at home, City of Ipswich: 3.7% Did not go to work, City of Ipswich: 10.6% Not stated, City of Ipswich: 1.0%
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, City of Ipswich: +5,228 Car, as passenger, City of Ipswich: -24 Train, City of Ipswich: -92 Train and Car, City of Ipswich: +8 Train and other, City of Ipswich: +27 Train and multiple other methods, City of Ipswich: +16 Bus, City of Ipswich: -69 Bus and car, City of Ipswich: +29 Bus and other (not train), City of Ipswich: +1 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Ipswich: +6 Ferry, City of Ipswich: +7 Tram, City of Ipswich: 0 Truck, City of Ipswich: -62 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Ipswich: -30 Bicycle, City of Ipswich: -17 Taxi/Other, City of Ipswich: +29 Other - multiple methods, City of Ipswich: +85 Worked at home, City of Ipswich: +127 Did not go to work, City of Ipswich: +319 Not stated, City of Ipswich: +51
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 1,103 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Ipswich, compared with 39,625 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 City of Ipswich in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that 2.2% used public transport, while 77.9% 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 City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (70.1% compared to 61.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (2.2% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.8% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+5,228 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+319 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+127 local workers)
  • Train (-92 local workers)

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