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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the Yass Valley have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Australian Capital Territory.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Yass Valley'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
Yass Valley 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Australian Capital Territory %Number%Australian Capital Territory %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver4,83962.362.44,02859.761.1+811
Car, as passenger5396.97.04606.87.4+79
Train00.00.130.00.0-3
Train and Car00.00.000.00.00
Train and other00.00.030.00.0-3
Train and multiple other methods00.00.000.00.00
Bus871.15.6911.35.8-4
Bus and car350.50.7300.40.6+5
Bus and other (not train)00.00.000.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.140.10.1-4
Ferry00.00.030.00.0-3
Tram00.00.030.00.0-3
Truck2022.60.71962.90.8+6
Motorbike/Motor scooter330.40.9510.81.0-18
Bicycle100.12.4120.22.1-2
Taxi/Other570.70.7400.60.6+17
Other - multiple methods911.20.8440.70.6+47
Walked only2993.94.23214.84.2-22
Worked at home6228.02.75958.83.0+27
Did not go to work83510.810.874211.011.3+93
Not stated1161.51.01251.91.3-9

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, Australian Capital Territory: 62.4% Car, as passenger, Australian Capital Territory: 7.0% Train, Australian Capital Territory: 0.1% Train and Car, Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Train and other, Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Bus, Australian Capital Territory: 5.6% Bus and car, Australian Capital Territory: 0.7% Bus and other (not train), Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Australian Capital Territory: 0.1% Ferry, Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Tram, Australian Capital Territory: 0.0% Truck, Australian Capital Territory: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Australian Capital Territory: 0.9% Bicycle, Australian Capital Territory: 2.4% Taxi/Other, Australian Capital Territory: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Australian Capital Territory: 0.8% Worked at home, Australian Capital Territory: 2.7% Did not go to work, Australian Capital Territory: 10.8% Not stated, Australian Capital Territory: 1.0% Car, as driver, Yass Valley: 62.3% Car, as passenger, Yass Valley: 6.9% Train, Yass Valley: 0.0% Train and Car, Yass Valley: 0.0% Train and other, Yass Valley: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Yass Valley: 0.0% Bus, Yass Valley: 1.1% Bus and car, Yass Valley: 0.5% Bus and other (not train), Yass Valley: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Yass Valley: 0.0% Ferry, Yass Valley: 0.0% Tram, Yass Valley: 0.0% Truck, Yass Valley: 2.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Yass Valley: 0.4% Bicycle, Yass Valley: 0.1% Taxi/Other, Yass Valley: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Yass Valley: 1.2% Worked at home, Yass Valley: 8.0% Did not go to work, Yass Valley: 10.8% Not stated, Yass Valley: 1.5%
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, Yass Valley: +811 Car, as passenger, Yass Valley: +79 Train, Yass Valley: -3 Train and Car, Yass Valley: 0 Train and other, Yass Valley: -3 Train and multiple other methods, Yass Valley: 0 Bus, Yass Valley: -4 Bus and car, Yass Valley: +5 Bus and other (not train), Yass Valley: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Yass Valley: -4 Ferry, Yass Valley: -3 Tram, Yass Valley: -3 Truck, Yass Valley: +6 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Yass Valley: -18 Bicycle, Yass Valley: -2 Taxi/Other, Yass Valley: +17 Other - multiple methods, Yass Valley: +47 Worked at home, Yass Valley: +27 Did not go to work, Yass Valley: +93 Not stated, Yass Valley: -9
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 122 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Yass Valley, compared with 5,580 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 the Yass Valley shows that 1.6% used public transport, while 71.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.6% and 70.0% respectively in Australian Capital Territory.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the Yass Valley and Australian Capital Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (8.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Truck (2.6% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (1.1% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bicycle (0.1% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+811 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+93 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (+79 local labour force)
  • Other - multiple methods (+47 local labour force)

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