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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Cradle Coast Region, there is a similar proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Cradle Coast Region'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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Resident workers method of travel to work
Cradle Coast Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%Number%. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver30,66969.281.730,43466.477.9+235
Car, as passenger2,3205.22.22,8416.24.9-521
Train270.10190.00+8
Bus3050.704020.90-97
Ferry30.00240.10-21
Tram70.00000+7
Truck4150.904791.00-64
Motorbike/Motor scooter2570.602780.60-21
Bicycle1520.301610.40-9
Taxi/Other860.20630.10+23
Other - multiple methods5591.306411.40.6-82
Walked only1,6503.702,0754.51.5-425
Worked at home2,0984.76.62,1514.74.1-53
Did not go to work5,25911.99.55,48612.010.3-227
Not stated5371.207651.70.6-228
Total 44,344100.0100.045,819100.0100.0-1,475

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 342 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Cradle Coast Region, compared with 33,661 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 the Cradle Coast Region shows that 0.8% used public transport, while 75.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 0% and 83.9% respectively in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services within the Cradle Coast Region.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region and the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (69.2% compared to 81.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who walked only (3.7% compared to 0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as passenger (5.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (11.9% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as passenger (-521 resident workers)
  • Walked only (-425 resident workers)
  • Car, as driver (+235 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-227 resident workers)

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