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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as Regional NSW.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver20,15870.265.217,19267.961.8+2,966
Car, as passenger1,9276.75.91,9977.96.6-70
Train130.00.5120.00.5+1
Train and Car00.00.200.00.20
Train and other00.00.130.00.1-3
Train and multiple other methods30.00.140.00.0-1
Bus3091.10.82971.20.8+12
Bus and car800.30.1640.30.1+16
Bus and other (not train)00.00.070.00.0-7
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)70.00.000.00.0+7
Ferry100.00.090.00.0+1
Tram00.00.060.00.0-6
Truck4071.41.54381.72.0-31
Motorbike/Motor scooter2520.90.72631.00.7-11
Bicycle1680.60.71600.60.8+8
Taxi/Other2050.70.81570.60.8+48
Other - multiple methods2530.90.71510.60.6+102
Walked only7582.64.17332.94.7+25
Worked at home1,0053.55.79463.76.4+59
Did not go to work2,7709.711.32,54310.011.9+227
Not stated3791.31.63251.31.9+54

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 NSW: 65.2% Car, as passenger, Regional NSW: 5.9% Train, Regional NSW: 0.5% Train and Car, Regional NSW: 0.2% Train and other, Regional NSW: 0.1% Train and multiple other methods, Regional NSW: 0.1% Bus, Regional NSW: 0.8% Bus and car, Regional NSW: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Regional NSW: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Regional NSW: 0.0% Ferry, Regional NSW: 0.0% Tram, Regional NSW: 0.0% Truck, Regional NSW: 1.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Regional NSW: 0.7% Bicycle, Regional NSW: 0.7% Taxi/Other, Regional NSW: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Regional NSW: 0.7% Worked at home, Regional NSW: 5.7% Did not go to work, Regional NSW: 11.3% Not stated, Regional NSW: 1.6% Car, as driver, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 70.2% Car, as passenger, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 6.7% Train, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Train and Car, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Train and other, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Bus, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.1% Bus and car, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.3% Bus and other (not train), Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Ferry, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Tram, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Truck, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.9% Bicycle, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.6% Taxi/Other, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.9% Worked at home, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.5% Did not go to work, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 9.7% Not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.3%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +2,966 Car, as passenger, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -70 Train, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +1 Train and Car, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0 Train and other, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -3 Train and multiple other methods, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -1 Bus, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +12 Bus and car, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +16 Bus and other (not train), Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -7 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +7 Ferry, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +1 Tram, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -6 Truck, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -31 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -11 Bicycle, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +8 Taxi/Other, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +48 Other - multiple methods, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +102 Worked at home, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +59 Did not go to work, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +227 Not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +54
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 422 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, compared with 22,492 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area shows that 1.5% used public transport, while 78.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.8% and 72.7% respectively in Regional NSW.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (70.2% compared to 65.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (3.5% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Did not go to work (9.7% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (2.6% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+2,966 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+227 local labour force)
  • Other - multiple methods (+102 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (-70 local labour force)

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