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Local workers - Method of travel to work - Arts and Recreation Services

Within Coffs Harbour City, there is a lower proportion of local Arts and Recreation Services 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 Coffs Harbour City 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 Coffs Harbour City, 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, Coffs Harbour City 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.
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Local workers method of travel to work
Coffs Harbour City - Arts and Recreation Services 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver27664.048.622957.448.1+47
Car, as passenger296.74.6287.04.8+1
Train0011.1008.8--
Bus30.74.1003.8+3
Ferry000.3000.2--
Tram000.3000.2--
Truck000.130.80.2-3
Motorbike/Motor scooter000.8000.7--
Bicycle30.71.161.51.3-3
Taxi/Other000.241.00.3-4
Other - multiple methods30.71.261.51.3-3
Walked only245.65.1123.05.4+12
Worked at home307.09.0379.39.1-7
Did not go to work5613.012.86817.014.8-12
Not stated71.60.661.51.0+1
Total 431100.0100.0399100.0100.0+32

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

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 3 people in Arts and Recreation Services who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Coffs Harbour City, compared with 305 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 compared to the New South Wales workforce within Coffs Harbour City shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 70.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.7% and 54.2% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in Coffs Harbour City and the New South Wales workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as driver (64.0% compared to 48.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.7% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as passenger (6.7% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+47 local workers)
  • Walked only (+12 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-12 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-7 local workers)

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