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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Redland City, 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 Redland City 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 Redland City, 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
Redland City - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver22,79764.361.719,70761.460.3+3,090
Car, as passenger2,0455.86.12,2286.96.7-183
Train1450.42.11050.32.0+40
Train and Car550.20.8330.10.7+22
Train and other460.10.4480.10.3-2
Train and multiple other methods180.10.2180.10.10
Bus4111.23.32940.92.9+117
Bus and car1040.30.4900.30.3+14
Bus and other (not train)320.10.1170.10.1+15
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)260.10.1250.10.0+1
Ferry440.10.1470.10.2-3
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck4141.21.35591.71.6-145
Motorbike/Motor scooter1900.50.92110.71.1-21
Bicycle2040.61.12370.71.1-33
Taxi/Other2510.70.91920.60.8+59
Other - multiple methods4951.40.73671.10.6+128
Walked only9212.63.71,0033.14.0-82
Worked at home2,8117.94.92,6468.25.3+165
Did not go to work4,11511.610.23,93112.210.8+184
Not stated3451.01.03461.11.0-1

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, Redland City: 64.3% Car, as passenger, Redland City: 5.8% Train, Redland City: 0.4% Train and Car, Redland City: 0.2% Train and other, Redland City: 0.1% Train and multiple other methods, Redland City: 0.1% Bus, Redland City: 1.2% Bus and car, Redland City: 0.3% 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: 1.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Redland City: 0.5% Bicycle, Redland City: 0.6% Taxi/Other, Redland City: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Redland City: 1.4% Worked at home, Redland City: 7.9% Did not go to work, Redland City: 11.6% Not stated, Redland City: 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, Redland City: +3,090 Car, as passenger, Redland City: -183 Train, Redland City: +40 Train and Car, Redland City: +22 Train and other, Redland City: -2 Train and multiple other methods, Redland City: 0 Bus, Redland City: +117 Bus and car, Redland City: +14 Bus and other (not train), Redland City: +15 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Redland City: +1 Ferry, Redland City: -3 Tram, Redland City: 0 Truck, Redland City: -145 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Redland City: -21 Bicycle, Redland City: -33 Taxi/Other, Redland City: +59 Other - multiple methods, Redland City: +128 Worked at home, Redland City: +165 Did not go to work, Redland City: +184 Not stated, Redland City: -1
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 881 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Redland City, compared with 25,256 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 Redland City in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that 2.5% used public transport, while 71.2% 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 Redland City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (7.9% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (64.3% compared to 61.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.4% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+3,090 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+184 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-183 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+165 local workers)

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