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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region 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 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 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
Cradle Coast Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Arts and Recreation Services %Number%Arts and Recreation Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver1,67374.657.71,92570.060.4-252
Car, as passenger833.78.91274.64.6-44
Train00.00.000.00.00
Bus140.60.080.30.0+6
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck30.10.090.30.0-6
Motorbike/Motor scooter120.50.0180.70.0-6
Bicycle180.80.0210.80.0-3
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.00
Other - multiple methods180.80.0281.01.1-10
Walked only944.25.61475.34.3-53
Worked at home231.09.6281.010.0-5
Did not go to work29913.317.041315.019.6-114
Not stated60.31.3250.90.0-19

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, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 57.7% Car, as passenger, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 8.9% Train, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Bus, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Ferry, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Tram, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Truck, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Bicycle, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Worked at home, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 9.6% Did not go to work, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 17.0% Not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.3% Car, as driver, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 74.6% Car, as passenger, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 3.7% Train, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Bus, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.6% Ferry, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Tram, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Truck, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.5% Bicycle, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.8% Taxi/Other, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 0.8% Worked at home, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 1.0% Did not go to work, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 13.3% Not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety : 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, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -252 Car, as passenger, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -44 Train, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Bus, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: +6 Ferry, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Tram, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Truck, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -6 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -6 Bicycle, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -3 Taxi/Other, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Other - multiple methods, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -10 Worked at home, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Did not go to work, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -114 Not stated, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -19
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 14 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Cradle Coast Region, compared with 1,759 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 0.6% used public transport, while 78.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 66.6% respectively in Arts and Recreation Services.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of the Cradle Coast Region and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Car, as driver (74.6% compared to 57.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Worked at home (1.0% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (3.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Did not go to work (13.3% compared to 17.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (-252 people)
  • Did not go to work (-114 people)
  • Walked only (-53 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-44 people)

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