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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the Maranoa Regional Council have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Queensland.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Maranoa Regional Council'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
Maranoa Regional Council 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver3,73455.561.23,34451.459.7+390
Car, as passenger4526.76.14627.16.8-10
Train50.12.130.02.0+2
Train and Car00.00.800.00.70
Train and other00.00.400.00.30
Train and multiple other methods00.00.200.00.10
Bus190.33.3350.52.9-16
Bus and car00.00.490.10.3-9
Bus and other (not train)00.00.000.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.100.00.00
Ferry00.00.100.00.20
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck1472.21.31882.91.6-41
Motorbike/Motor scooter480.70.9610.91.1-13
Bicycle450.71.1631.01.1-18
Taxi/Other1061.60.91221.90.9-16
Other - multiple methods450.70.8500.80.6-5
Walked only5588.33.75558.54.0+3
Worked at home88513.24.996314.85.1-78
Did not go to work5398.010.25188.010.8+21
Not stated1392.11.41382.11.7+1

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, Maranoa Regional Council: 55.5% Car, as passenger, Maranoa Regional Council: 6.7% Train, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.1% Train and Car, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Train and other, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Bus, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.3% Bus and car, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Bus and other (not train), Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Ferry, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Tram, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Truck, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.7% Bicycle, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.7% Taxi/Other, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.6% Other - multiple methods, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.7% Worked at home, Maranoa Regional Council: 13.2% Did not go to work, Maranoa Regional Council: 8.0% Not stated, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.1%
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, Maranoa Regional Council: +390 Car, as passenger, Maranoa Regional Council: -10 Train, Maranoa Regional Council: +2 Train and Car, Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Train and other, Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Train and multiple other methods, Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Bus, Maranoa Regional Council: -16 Bus and car, Maranoa Regional Council: -9 Bus and other (not train), Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Ferry, Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Tram, Maranoa Regional Council: 0 Truck, Maranoa Regional Council: -41 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Maranoa Regional Council: -13 Bicycle, Maranoa Regional Council: -18 Taxi/Other, Maranoa Regional Council: -16 Other - multiple methods, Maranoa Regional Council: -5 Worked at home, Maranoa Regional Council: -78 Did not go to work, Maranoa Regional Council: +21 Not stated, Maranoa Regional Council: +1
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 24 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Maranoa Regional Council, compared with 4,333 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 labour force in the Maranoa Regional Council shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 64.5% 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 labour force in the Maranoa Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (13.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (8.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (55.5% compared to 61.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (0.3% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in the Maranoa Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+390 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (-78 local labour force)
  • Truck (-41 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+21 local labour force)

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