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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the Murweh Shire have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Regional QLD.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Murweh Shire'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
Murweh Shire 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver1,26155.663.91,20652.661.3+55
Car, as passenger1908.46.72199.67.3-29
Train30.10.300.00.2+3
Train and Car00.00.200.00.10
Train and other00.00.100.00.00
Train and multiple other methods00.00.100.00.00
Bus40.21.540.21.30
Bus and car00.00.230.10.1-3
Bus and other (not train)00.00.000.00.00
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.000.00.00
Ferry00.00.030.10.0-3
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck562.51.4532.31.7+3
Motorbike/Motor scooter210.90.9301.31.1-9
Bicycle251.11.1291.31.4-4
Taxi/Other431.91.1321.41.1+11
Other - multiple methods231.00.8190.80.7+4
Walked only2008.84.31918.34.9+9
Worked at home2159.55.726311.56.2-48
Did not go to work1948.610.31968.510.7-2
Not stated311.41.6452.01.8-14

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, Regional QLD: 63.9% Car, as passenger, Regional QLD: 6.7% Train, Regional QLD: 0.3% Train and Car, Regional QLD: 0.2% Train and other, Regional QLD: 0.1% Train and multiple other methods, Regional QLD: 0.1% Bus, Regional QLD: 1.5% Bus and car, Regional QLD: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Regional QLD: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Regional QLD: 0.0% Ferry, Regional QLD: 0.0% Tram, Regional QLD: 0.0% Truck, Regional QLD: 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Regional QLD: 0.9% Bicycle, Regional QLD: 1.1% Taxi/Other, Regional QLD: 1.1% Other - multiple methods, Regional QLD: 0.8% Worked at home, Regional QLD: 5.7% Did not go to work, Regional QLD: 10.3% Not stated, Regional QLD: 1.6% Car, as driver, Murweh Shire: 55.6% Car, as passenger, Murweh Shire: 8.4% Train, Murweh Shire: 0.1% Train and Car, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Train and other, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Bus, Murweh Shire: 0.2% Bus and car, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Bus and other (not train), Murweh Shire: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Murweh Shire: 0.0% Ferry, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Tram, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Truck, Murweh Shire: 2.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Murweh Shire: 0.9% Bicycle, Murweh Shire: 1.1% Taxi/Other, Murweh Shire: 1.9% Other - multiple methods, Murweh Shire: 1.0% Worked at home, Murweh Shire: 9.5% Did not go to work, Murweh Shire: 8.6% Not stated, Murweh 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 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, Murweh Shire: +55 Car, as passenger, Murweh Shire: -29 Train, Murweh Shire: +3 Train and Car, Murweh Shire: 0 Train and other, Murweh Shire: 0 Train and multiple other methods, Murweh Shire: 0 Bus, Murweh Shire: 0 Bus and car, Murweh Shire: -3 Bus and other (not train), Murweh Shire: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Murweh Shire: 0 Ferry, Murweh Shire: -3 Tram, Murweh Shire: 0 Truck, Murweh Shire: +3 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Murweh Shire: -9 Bicycle, Murweh Shire: -4 Taxi/Other, Murweh Shire: +11 Other - multiple methods, Murweh Shire: +4 Worked at home, Murweh Shire: -48 Did not go to work, Murweh Shire: -2 Not stated, Murweh Shire: -14
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 7 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Murweh Shire, compared with 1,507 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 Murweh Shire shows that 0.3% used public transport, while 66.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.4% and 71.9% respectively in Regional QLD.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the Murweh Shire and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (8.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (9.5% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (55.6% compared to 63.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Did not go to work (8.6% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in the Murweh Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+55 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (-48 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (-29 local labour force)
  • Taxi/Other (+11 local labour force)

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