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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Tablelands 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 Tablelands'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
Tablelands 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver5,58858.061.25,13656.159.7+452
Car, as passenger5836.06.15866.46.8-3
Train00.02.100.02.00
Train and Car00.00.800.00.70
Train and other00.00.400.00.30
Train and multiple other methods40.00.200.00.1+4
Bus1031.13.3750.82.9+28
Bus and car210.20.400.00.3+21
Bus and other (not train)00.00.000.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)50.10.130.00.0+2
Ferry00.00.130.00.2-3
Tram00.00.030.00.0-3
Truck1821.91.32182.41.6-36
Motorbike/Motor scooter780.80.9901.01.1-12
Bicycle400.41.1490.51.1-9
Taxi/Other1351.40.91111.20.9+24
Other - multiple methods760.80.8630.70.6+13
Walked only5916.13.76607.24.0-69
Worked at home9269.64.992810.15.1-2
Did not go to work1,10011.410.21,01211.010.8+88
Not stated2092.21.42262.51.7-17

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, Tablelands: 58.0% Car, as passenger, Tablelands: 6.0% Train, Tablelands: 0.0% Train and Car, Tablelands: 0.0% Train and other, Tablelands: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Tablelands: 0.0% Bus, Tablelands: 1.1% Bus and car, Tablelands: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Tablelands: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Tablelands: 0.1% Ferry, Tablelands: 0.0% Tram, Tablelands: 0.0% Truck, Tablelands: 1.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Tablelands: 0.8% Bicycle, Tablelands: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Tablelands: 1.4% Other - multiple methods, Tablelands: 0.8% Worked at home, Tablelands: 9.6% Did not go to work, Tablelands: 11.4% Not stated, Tablelands: 2.2%
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, Tablelands: +452 Car, as passenger, Tablelands: -3 Train, Tablelands: 0 Train and Car, Tablelands: 0 Train and other, Tablelands: 0 Train and multiple other methods, Tablelands: +4 Bus, Tablelands: +28 Bus and car, Tablelands: +21 Bus and other (not train), Tablelands: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Tablelands: +2 Ferry, Tablelands: -3 Tram, Tablelands: -3 Truck, Tablelands: -36 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Tablelands: -12 Bicycle, Tablelands: -9 Taxi/Other, Tablelands: +24 Other - multiple methods, Tablelands: +13 Worked at home, Tablelands: -2 Did not go to work, Tablelands: +88 Not stated, Tablelands: -17
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 133 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Tablelands, compared with 6,353 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 Tablelands shows that 1.4% used public transport, while 65.9% 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 Tablelands and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (9.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (6.1% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (58.0% compared to 61.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (1.1% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+452 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+88 local labour force)
  • Walked only (-69 local labour force)
  • Truck (-36 local labour force)

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