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Snowy Monaro Regional Council area

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Snowy Monaro Regional Council area, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than NSW.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for Snowy Monaro Regional Council area 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 Snowy Monaro Regional Council area, 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
Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%NSW %
Car, as driver5,38655.257.7
Car, as passenger6156.34.3
Train2282.311.3
Bus480.54.4
Ferry50.10.2
Tram00.00.1
Truck1031.11.0
Motorbike/Motor scooter290.30.6
Bicycle500.50.7
Taxi/Other90.10.2
Other - multiple methods2492.61.2
Walked only1,11111.43.9
Worked at home8528.74.9
Did not go to work9559.88.7
Not stated1231.31.0

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, NSW: 57.7% Car, as passenger, NSW: 4.3% Train, NSW: 11.3% Bus, NSW: 4.4% Ferry, NSW: 0.2% Tram, NSW: 0.1% Truck, NSW: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, NSW: 0.6% Bicycle, NSW: 0.7% Taxi/Other, NSW: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, NSW: 1.2% Worked at home, NSW: 4.9% Did not go to work, NSW: 8.7% Not stated, NSW: 1.0% Car, as driver, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 55.2% Car, as passenger, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 6.3% Train, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 2.3% Bus, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.5% Ferry, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.1% Tram, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.0% Truck, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.3% Bicycle, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.5% Taxi/Other, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 2.6% Worked at home, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 8.7% Did not go to work, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 9.8% Not stated, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.3%
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, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +5,386 Car, as passenger, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +615 Train, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +228 Bus, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +48 Ferry, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +5 Tram, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0 Truck, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +103 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +29 Bicycle, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +50 Taxi/Other, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +9 Other - multiple methods, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +249 Worked at home, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +852 Did not go to work, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +955 Not stated, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: +123
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 281 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Snowy Monaro Regional Council area, compared with 6,104 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 Snowy Monaro Regional Council area in 2016 compared to NSW shows that 2.9% used public transport, while 62.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.9% and 63.0% respectively in NSW.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in Snowy Monaro Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who walked only (11.4% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (8.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (2.3% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.5% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in Snowy Monaro Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+5,386 local workers)
  • Walked only (+1,111 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+955 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+852 local workers)

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