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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 driver3,81376.165.03,04771.064.0+766
Car, as passenger1733.53.51984.64.2-25
Train00.06.970.25.7-7
Bus220.43.1240.63.0-2
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.030.10.0-3
Motorbike/Motor scooter330.70.3220.50.4+11
Bicycle400.80.5390.90.6+1
Taxi/Other30.10.270.20.2-4
Other - multiple methods360.70.7360.80.60
Walked only871.73.91092.54.2-22
Worked at home1803.62.91593.72.6+21
Did not go to work60812.112.360314.013.4+5
Not stated150.30.5400.91.0-25

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 65.0% Car, as passenger, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.5% Train, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 6.9% Bus, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.1% Ferry, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.0% Tram, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.0% Truck, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.3% Bicycle, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.5% Taxi/Other, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Worked at home, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.9% Did not go to work, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 12.3% Not stated, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.5% Car, as driver, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 76.1% Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.5% Train, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.0% Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.4% Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.0% Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.0% Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.7% Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.8% Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.7% Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.6% Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 12.1% Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +766 Car, as passenger, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -25 Train, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -7 Bus, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -2 Ferry, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Tram, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Truck, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -3 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +11 Bicycle, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1 Taxi/Other, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -4 Other - multiple methods, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Worked at home, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +21 Did not go to work, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Not stated, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -25
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 22 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Coffs Harbour City, compared with 3,986 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 0.4% used public transport, while 79.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.1% and 68.5% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) travelled to work by Car, as driver (76.1% compared to 65.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) travelled to work by Train (0.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) travelled to work by Bus (0.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) travelled to work by Walked only (1.7% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+766 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-25 people)
  • Walked only (-22 people)
  • Worked at home (+21 people)

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