Redland City CouncilEconomic profile
Skip to content

Redland City

Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Redland City 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 Redland City'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
Redland City 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver44,37665.361.239,19863.559.7+5,178
Car, as passenger3,5425.26.13,7916.16.8-249
Train1,6412.42.11,4682.42.0+173
Train and Car5960.90.85780.90.7+18
Train and other1670.20.41600.30.3+7
Train and multiple other methods1150.20.21020.20.1+13
Bus1,4442.13.31,1051.82.9+339
Bus and car5120.80.42890.50.3+223
Bus and other (not train)510.10.0350.10.1+16
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)570.10.1300.00.0+27
Ferry650.10.1670.10.2-2
Tram00.00.060.00.0-6
Truck9521.41.31,1981.91.6-246
Motorbike/Motor scooter5080.70.95270.91.1-19
Bicycle2800.41.12990.51.1-19
Taxi/Other4800.70.93660.60.9+114
Other - multiple methods1,0651.60.87551.20.6+310
Walked only1,1181.63.71,1871.94.0-69
Worked at home3,1424.64.92,8464.65.1+296
Did not go to work6,92410.210.26,77511.010.8+149
Not stated9081.31.49521.51.7-44

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, Redland City: 65.3% Car, as passenger, Redland City: 5.2% Train, Redland City: 2.4% Train and Car, Redland City: 0.9% Train and other, Redland City: 0.2% Train and multiple other methods, Redland City: 0.2% Bus, Redland City: 2.1% Bus and car, Redland City: 0.8% Bus and other (not train), Redland City: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Redland City: 0.1% Ferry, Redland City: 0.1% Tram, Redland City: 0.0% Truck, Redland City: 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Redland City: 0.7% Bicycle, Redland City: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Redland City: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Redland City: 1.6% Worked at home, Redland City: 4.6% Did not go to work, Redland City: 10.2% Not stated, Redland City: 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, Redland City: +5,178 Car, as passenger, Redland City: -249 Train, Redland City: +173 Train and Car, Redland City: +18 Train and other, Redland City: +7 Train and multiple other methods, Redland City: +13 Bus, Redland City: +339 Bus and car, Redland City: +223 Bus and other (not train), Redland City: +16 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Redland City: +27 Ferry, Redland City: -2 Tram, Redland City: -6 Truck, Redland City: -246 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Redland City: -19 Bicycle, Redland City: -19 Taxi/Other, Redland City: +114 Other - multiple methods, Redland City: +310 Worked at home, Redland City: +296 Did not go to work, Redland City: +149 Not stated, Redland City: -44
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 4,648 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Redland City, compared with 48,870 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 Redland City shows that 6.8% used public transport, while 71.9% 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 Redland City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (65.3% compared to 61.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (2.1% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+5,178 local labour force)
  • Bus (+339 local labour force)
  • Other - multiple methods (+310 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (+296 local labour force)

To continue building your economic story go to...

v17.10.06-1.0.0