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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Burnie City have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Arts and Recreation Services.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Burnie 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
Burnie City 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Arts and Recreation Services %Number%Arts and Recreation Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver5,31769.451.25,29966.454.8+18
Car, as passenger5326.97.06538.27.1-121
Train40.10.050.10.0-1
Bus851.10.01071.30.0-22
Ferry00.00.030.00.0-3
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck480.60.0690.90.0-21
Motorbike/Motor scooter370.50.0270.30.0+10
Bicycle340.40.0210.30.0+13
Taxi/Other270.40.0260.30.0+1
Other - multiple methods751.00.0951.20.0-20
Walked only2753.67.03664.60.0-91
Worked at home2413.10.02443.17.1-3
Did not go to work92412.134.995512.031.0-31
Not stated660.90.01101.40.0-44

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, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 51.2% Car, as passenger, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 7.0% Train, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Bus, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Ferry, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Tram, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Truck, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Bicycle, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Worked at home, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Did not go to work, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 34.9% Not stated, Burnie City - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Car, as driver, Burnie City - All industries : 69.4% Car, as passenger, Burnie City - All industries : 6.9% Train, Burnie City - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Burnie City - All industries : 1.1% Ferry, Burnie City - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Burnie City - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Burnie City - All industries : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Burnie City - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, Burnie City - All industries : 0.4% Taxi/Other, Burnie City - All industries : 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Burnie City - All industries : 1.0% Worked at home, Burnie City - All industries : 3.1% Did not go to work, Burnie City - All industries : 12.1% Not stated, Burnie City - All industries : 0.9%
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, Burnie City - All industries: +18 Car, as passenger, Burnie City - All industries: -121 Train, Burnie City - All industries: -1 Bus, Burnie City - All industries: -22 Ferry, Burnie City - All industries: -3 Tram, Burnie City - All industries: 0 Truck, Burnie City - All industries: -21 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Burnie City - All industries: +10 Bicycle, Burnie City - All industries: +13 Taxi/Other, Burnie City - All industries: +1 Other - multiple methods, Burnie City - All industries: -20 Worked at home, Burnie City - All industries: -3 Did not go to work, Burnie City - All industries: -31 Not stated, Burnie City - All industries: -44
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 89 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Burnie City, compared with 5,897 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 Burnie City shows that 1.2% used public transport, while 76.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 58.1% respectively in Arts and Recreation Services.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Burnie City and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (69.4% compared to 51.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (3.1% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (12.1% compared to 34.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (3.6% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Burnie City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as passenger (-121 people)
  • Walked only (-91 people)
  • Did not go to work (-31 people)
  • Bus (-22 people)

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