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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in King Island Council area have a [Econ_LF_MethodOfTravel].[Compare_PT] proportion of people using public transport to get to work [Econ_LF_MethodOfTravel].[Compare_PTtext] Tasmania.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport King Island Council area'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, 2016
Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016
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
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 [Econ_LF_MethodOfTravel].[Sum_PTNum].{0:#,0} resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in King Island Council area, compared with [Econ_LF_MethodOfTravel].[Sum_CarNum].{0:#,0} 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 King Island Council area shows that [Econ_LF_MethodOfTravel].[Sum_PT].{0:0.0}% used public transport, while [Econ_LF_MethodOfTravel].[Sum_Car].{0:0.0}% used a private vehicle, compared with [Econ_LF_MethodOfTravel].[Sum_BM_PT].{0:0.0}% and [Econ_LF_MethodOfTravel].[Sum_BM_Car].{0:0.0}% respectively in Tasmania.

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