Clarence Valley Council area

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Clarence Valley Council area, there is a lower proportion of local All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the New South Wales workforce.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for Clarence Valley 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 place of residence and resident place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in Clarence Valley Council area, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Data source

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

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Clarence Valley Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers method of travel to work
Clarence Valley Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver10,93966.957.710,44062.657.5+499
Car, as passenger8395.14.31,0096.05.0-170
Motorbike/Motor scooter830.50.61190.70.6-36
Other - multiple methods2121.31.22151.31.1-3
Walked only7604.63.98735.24.1-113
Worked at home1,0596.54.91,1456.94.6-86
Did not go to work1,79311.08.71,91411.59.5-121
Not stated2091.31.03332.01.5-124
Total 16,360100.0100.016,685100.0100.0-325

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 76 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Clarence Valley Council area, compared with 12,056 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work in Clarence Valley Council area in 2016 compared to the New South Wales workforce within Clarence Valley Council area shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 73.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 16.0% and 63.5% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in Clarence Valley Council area and the New South Wales workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as driver (66.9% compared to 57.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.4% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (11.0% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the workforce in Clarence Valley Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+499 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-170 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-121 local workers)
  • Walked only (-113 local workers)

Clarence Valley Council

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