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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Public Administration and Safety

Within the Cradle Coast Region, there is a similar proportion of resident Public Administration and Safety workers using public transport to get to work than the Arts and Recreation 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%. Arts and Recreation Services%Number%. Arts and Recreation Services%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver1,67374.657.71,92570.060.4-252
Car, as passenger833.78.91274.64.6-44
Train000000--
Bus140.6080.30+6
Ferry000000--
Tram000000--
Truck30.1090.30-6
Motorbike/Motor scooter120.50180.70-6
Bicycle180.80210.80-3
Taxi/Other000000--
Other - multiple methods180.80281.01.1-10
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 stated60.31.3250.90-19
Total 2,243100.0100.02,749100.0100.0-506

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 14 resident workers in Public Administration and Safety who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Cradle Coast Region, compared with 1,771 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 79.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 0% and 66.6% respectively in Arts and Recreation Services within the Cradle Coast Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (74.6% compared to 57.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (1.0% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as passenger (3.7% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (13.3% compared to 17.0%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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