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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 driver74772.852.856366.252.7+184
Car, as passenger585.75.3536.26.1+5
Train00.015.100.013.90
Bus60.65.530.45.8+3
Ferry00.00.300.00.30
Tram00.00.100.00.00
Truck252.41.1242.81.4+1
Motorbike/Motor scooter80.80.550.60.4+3
Bicycle30.30.540.50.6-1
Taxi/Other00.00.200.00.20
Other - multiple methods90.91.2121.41.0-3
Walked only201.93.2384.53.7-18
Worked at home595.86.5637.45.0-4
Did not go to work838.16.9748.77.7+9
Not stated80.80.7111.31.1-3

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 - Administrative and Support Services  : 52.8% Car, as passenger, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 5.3% Train, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 15.1% Bus, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 5.5% Ferry, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.3% Tram, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.1% Truck, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.5% Bicycle, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.5% Taxi/Other, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.2% Worked at home, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 6.5% Did not go to work, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 6.9% Not stated, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.7% Car, as driver, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 72.8% Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 5.7% Train, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.6% Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 2.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.8% Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.3% Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.9% Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 5.8% Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 8.1% Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services : 0.8%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: +184 Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +5 Train, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +3 Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +1 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +3 Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -1 Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -3 Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -4 Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +9 Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -3
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 6 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Coffs Harbour City, compared with 830 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 0.6% used public transport, while 80.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 21.0% and 59.3% respectively in New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (72.8% compared to 52.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Truck (2.4% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Train (0.0% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Bus (0.6% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+184 people)
  • Walked only (-18 people)
  • Did not go to work (+9 people)
  • Car, as passenger (+5 people)

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