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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Coffs Harbour City have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver35771.869.641769.662.0-60
Car, as passenger173.43.2315.23.8-14
Train40.80.400.00.0+4
Bus51.00.740.70.0+1
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.04.700.08.50
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.01.630.52.9-3
Bicycle61.21.040.70.7+2
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.50
Other - multiple methods51.02.371.23.2-2
Walked only81.62.3223.72.7-14
Worked at home5310.73.7569.33.6-3
Did not go to work428.59.7559.210.6-13
Not stated00.00.800.01.20

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, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 69.6% Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.2% Train, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.4% Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.7% Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 4.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.6% Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.0% Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.3% Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.7% Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 9.7% Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.8% Car, as driver, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 71.8% Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 3.4% Train, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.8% Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.0% Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.2% Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.0% Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 10.7% Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 8.5% Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0%
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 - Financial and Insurance Services: -60 Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: -14 Train, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: +4 Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: +1 Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: -3 Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: +2 Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: -2 Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: -3 Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: -13 Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Financial and Insurance Services: 0
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 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Coffs Harbour City, compared with 374 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 1.8% used public transport, while 75.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.1% and 77.5% respectively in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) of Coffs Harbour City and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Worked at home (10.7% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (71.8% compared to 69.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Truck (0.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Motorbike/Motor scooter (0.0% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (-60 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-14 people)
  • Walked only (-14 people)
  • Did not go to work (-13 people)

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