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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Fraser Coast Regional Council 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 Fraser Coast 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver20,79064.563.918,55962.061.3+2,231
Car, as passenger2,2467.06.72,2257.47.3+21
Train250.10.3190.10.2+6
Train and Car30.00.200.00.1+3
Train and other00.00.140.00.0-4
Train and multiple other methods30.00.130.00.00
Bus2320.71.51870.61.3+44
Bus and car180.10.2230.10.1-5
Bus and other (not train)50.00.070.00.0-2
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)240.10.060.00.0+18
Ferry160.00.0610.20.0-45
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck4941.51.46442.21.7-151
Motorbike/Motor scooter3971.20.94401.51.1-44
Bicycle4631.41.15311.81.4-68
Taxi/Other3101.01.12700.91.1+39
Other - multiple methods2480.80.82380.80.7+10
Walked only1,1243.54.31,1733.94.9-49
Worked at home1,5414.85.71,5015.06.2+40
Did not go to work3,73711.610.33,48011.610.7+257
Not stated5501.71.65761.91.8-27

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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 64.5% Car, as passenger, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.0% Train, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.1% Train and Car, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.0% Train and other, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.0% Bus, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.7% Bus and car, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.1% Ferry, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.0% Tram, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.0% Truck, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.2% Bicycle, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.4% Taxi/Other, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.0% Other - multiple methods, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.8% Worked at home, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.8% Did not go to work, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 11.6% Not stated, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.7%
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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +2,231 Car, as passenger, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +21 Train, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +6 Train and Car, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +3 Train and other, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -4 Train and multiple other methods, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0 Bus, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +44 Bus and car, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -5 Bus and other (not train), Fraser Coast Regional Council: -2 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Fraser Coast Regional Council: +18 Ferry, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -45 Tram, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0 Truck, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -151 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -44 Bicycle, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -68 Taxi/Other, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +39 Other - multiple methods, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +10 Worked at home, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +40 Did not go to work, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +257 Not stated, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -27
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 326 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Fraser Coast Regional Council, compared with 23,530 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 Fraser Coast Regional Council shows that 1.0% used public transport, while 73.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.4% and 71.9% respectively in Regional QLD.

The major difference between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in Fraser Coast Regional Council and Regional QLD is:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Did not go to work (11.6% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+2,231 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+257 local labour force)
  • Truck (-151 local labour force)
  • Bicycle (-68 local labour force)

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