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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver54,40564.961.750,52661.660.3+3,879
Car, as passenger5,7446.96.16,1537.56.7-409
Train260.02.1240.02.0+2
Train and Car60.00.860.00.70
Train and other30.00.430.00.30
Train and multiple other methods60.00.290.00.1-3
Bus4920.63.34160.52.9+76
Bus and car820.10.4640.10.3+18
Bus and other (not train)120.00.1180.00.1-6
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)200.00.180.00.0+12
Ferry90.00.1480.10.2-39
Tram00.00.060.00.0-6
Truck1,1131.31.31,4071.71.6-294
Motorbike/Motor scooter9611.10.91,1571.41.1-196
Bicycle8901.11.11,1881.41.1-298
Taxi/Other6420.80.96560.80.8-14
Other - multiple methods5720.70.75480.70.6+24
Walked only3,4634.13.73,9234.84.0-460
Worked at home6,0617.24.96,4047.85.3-343
Did not go to work8,45710.110.28,65910.510.8-202
Not stated8631.01.08561.01.0+7

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 64.9% Car, as passenger, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.9% Train, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Train and Car, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Train and other, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Bus, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.6% Bus and car, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Ferry, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Tram, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Truck, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.1% Bicycle, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.1% Taxi/Other, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.7% Worked at home, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.2% Did not go to work, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.1% Not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +3,879 Car, as passenger, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -409 Train, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +2 Train and Car, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0 Train and other, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0 Train and multiple other methods, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -3 Bus, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +76 Bus and car, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +18 Bus and other (not train), RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -6 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +12 Ferry, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -39 Tram, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -6 Truck, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -294 Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -196 Bicycle, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -298 Taxi/Other, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -14 Other - multiple methods, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +24 Worked at home, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -343 Did not go to work, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -202 Not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +7
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 656 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, compared with 61,262 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that 0.8% used public transport, while 73.1% 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (64.9% compared to 61.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (7.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,879 local workers)
  • Walked only (-460 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-409 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-343 local workers)

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