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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Balonne Shire, 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 Balonne Shire 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 Balonne Shire, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers method of travel to work
Balonne Shire - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %
Car, as driver1,20557.164.3
Car, as passenger823.95.3
Train40.23.2
Bus50.23.4
Ferry00.00.1
Tram00.00.1
Truck180.90.9
Motorbike/Motor scooter130.60.9
Bicycle100.51.0
Taxi/Other00.00.2
Other - multiple methods482.31.5
Walked only1939.13.3
Worked at home30914.65.3
Did not go to work1848.79.7
Not stated391.80.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Queensland: 64.3% Car, as passenger, Queensland: 5.3% Train, Queensland: 3.2% Bus, Queensland: 3.4% Ferry, Queensland: 0.1% Tram, Queensland: 0.1% Truck, Queensland: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queensland: 0.9% Bicycle, Queensland: 1.0% Taxi/Other, Queensland: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Queensland: 1.5% Worked at home, Queensland: 5.3% Did not go to work, Queensland: 9.7% Not stated, Queensland: 0.9% Car, as driver, Balonne Shire: 57.1% Car, as passenger, Balonne Shire: 3.9% Train, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Bus, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Ferry, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Tram, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Truck, Balonne Shire: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Balonne Shire: 0.6% Bicycle, Balonne Shire: 0.5% Taxi/Other, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Balonne Shire: 2.3% Worked at home, Balonne Shire: 14.6% Did not go to work, Balonne Shire: 8.7% Not stated, Balonne Shire: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Balonne Shire: +1,205 Car, as passenger, Balonne Shire: +82 Train, Balonne Shire: +4 Bus, Balonne Shire: +5 Ferry, Balonne Shire: 0 Tram, Balonne Shire: 0 Truck, Balonne Shire: +18 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Balonne Shire: +13 Bicycle, Balonne Shire: +10 Taxi/Other, Balonne Shire: 0 Other - multiple methods, Balonne Shire: +48 Worked at home, Balonne Shire: +309 Did not go to work, Balonne Shire: +184 Not stated, Balonne Shire: +39
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 9 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Balonne Shire, compared with 1,305 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 Balonne Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 61.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.8% and 70.6% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (14.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who walked only (9.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (57.1% compared to 64.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.2% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in the Balonne Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,205 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+309 local workers)
  • Walked only (+193 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+184 local workers)

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