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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Broken Hill City, there is a lower proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Mining workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Broken Hill 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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Resident workers method of travel to work
Broken Hill City 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Mining%Number%. Mining%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver4,83670.172.34,62066.066.3+216
Car, as passenger4186.14.25367.76.1-118
Train90.10000+9
Bus390.62.8390.62.1--
Ferry50.1030.00+2
Tram000000--
Truck370.50.5691.00-32
Motorbike/Motor scooter490.71.2580.81.7-9
Bicycle340.51.2600.90.8-26
Taxi/Other30.00230.30-20
Other - multiple methods540.80.7961.42.8-42
Walked only3264.71.73885.51.9-62
Worked at home1592.301632.30.8-4
Did not go to work84012.214.780011.416.5+40
Not stated941.40.71502.11.0-56
Total 6,903100.0100.07,005100.0100.0-102

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

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 53 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Broken Hill City, compared with 5,340 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Broken Hill City shows that 0.8% used public transport, while 77.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.8% and 78.2% respectively in Mining within Broken Hill City.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Broken Hill City and the Mining workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who walked only (4.7% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (12.2% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (2.3% compared to 0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0.6% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Broken Hill City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+216 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-118 resident workers)
  • Walked only (-62 resident workers)
  • Other - multiple methods (-42 resident workers)

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