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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 driver33672.751.238865.154.8-52
Car, as passenger245.27.0416.97.1-17
Train00.00.000.00.00
Bus61.30.040.70.0+2
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.000.00.00
Motorbike/Motor scooter81.70.091.50.0-1
Bicycle71.50.071.20.00
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.00
Other - multiple methods00.00.0111.80.0-11
Walked only275.87.0498.20.0-22
Worked at home40.90.000.07.1+4
Did not go to work5010.834.98414.131.0-34
Not stated00.00.030.50.0-3

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 - Public Administration and Safety : 72.7% Car, as passenger, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 5.2% Train, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Bus, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 1.3% Ferry, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Tram, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Truck, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 1.7% Bicycle, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 1.5% Taxi/Other, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Worked at home, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 0.9% Did not go to work, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 10.8% Not stated, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: -52 Car, as passenger, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: -17 Train, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Bus, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: +2 Ferry, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Tram, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Truck, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Bicycle, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Taxi/Other, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Other - multiple methods, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: -11 Worked at home, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: +4 Did not go to work, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: -34 Not stated, Burnie City - Public Administration and Safety: -3
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 6 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Burnie City, compared with 360 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 1.3% used public transport, while 77.9% 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 (Public Administration and Safety) of Burnie City and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Car, as driver (72.7% compared to 51.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Motorbike/Motor scooter (1.7% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Did not go to work (10.8% compared to 34.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (5.2% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (-52 people)
  • Did not go to work (-34 people)
  • Walked only (-22 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-17 people)

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