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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Coffs Harbour City have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Resident workers method of travel to work
Coffs Harbour City 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver2,43267.258.62,42562.956.8+7
Car, as passenger2998.36.13789.87.3-79
Train00.08.160.26.4-6
Bus340.94.3320.84.1+2
Ferry00.00.100.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck110.30.3160.40.4-5
Motorbike/Motor scooter290.80.5330.90.5-4
Bicycle381.10.5381.00.60
Taxi/Other40.10.100.00.2+4
Other - multiple methods280.80.7290.80.7-1
Walked only1303.64.71814.75.1-51
Worked at home742.02.1721.92.1+2
Did not go to work52014.413.361215.914.5-92
Not stated190.50.6360.91.3-17

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

Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016
Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 58.6% Car, as passenger, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 6.1% Train, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 8.1% Bus, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 4.3% Ferry, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.1% Tram, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.0% Truck, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.5% Bicycle, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.5% Taxi/Other, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.7% Worked at home, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 2.1% Did not go to work, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 13.3% Not stated, New South Wales - Retail Trade  : 0.6% Car, as driver, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 67.2% Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 8.3% Train, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.0% Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.9% Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.0% Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.0% Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.8% Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 1.1% Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.8% Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 2.0% Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 14.4% Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade : 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: +7 Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: -79 Train, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: -6 Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: +2 Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: 0 Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: 0 Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: -5 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: -4 Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: 0 Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: +4 Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: -1 Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: +2 Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: -92 Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Retail Trade: -17
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 34 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Coffs Harbour City, compared with 2,742 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 Coffs Harbour City shows that 0.9% used public transport, while 75.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.4% and 65.0% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Retail Trade) of Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) travelled to work by Car, as driver (67.2% compared to 58.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (8.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) travelled to work by Train (0.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) travelled to work by Bus (0.9% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Did not go to work (-92 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-79 people)
  • Walked only (-51 people)
  • Car, as driver (+7 people)

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