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Coastal Urban Economic Region

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Coastal Urban Economic Region have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Tasmania.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Coastal Urban Economic 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
Coastal Urban Economic Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver25,35070.465.324,88667.663.1+464
Car, as passenger1,8955.35.82,3176.36.8-422
Train270.10.1160.00.1+11
Bus2780.82.93671.03.0-89
Ferry30.00.0240.10.0-21
Tram70.00.000.00.0+7
Truck3050.80.83521.00.9-47
Motorbike/Motor scooter1520.40.61490.40.5+3
Bicycle1400.40.81380.40.6+2
Taxi/Other790.20.3600.20.3+19
Other - multiple methods4131.11.34771.31.3-64
Walked only1,1643.24.81,4423.95.0-278
Worked at home1,4794.14.71,5434.24.5-64
Did not go to work4,30011.911.74,47512.212.4-175
Not stated3961.11.05741.61.5-178

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, Tasmania : 65.3% Car, as passenger, Tasmania : 5.8% Train, Tasmania : 0.1% Bus, Tasmania : 2.9% Ferry, Tasmania : 0.0% Tram, Tasmania : 0.0% Truck, Tasmania : 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Tasmania : 0.6% Bicycle, Tasmania : 0.8% Taxi/Other, Tasmania : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, Tasmania : 1.3% Worked at home, Tasmania : 4.7% Did not go to work, Tasmania : 11.7% Not stated, Tasmania : 1.0% Car, as driver, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 70.4% Car, as passenger, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 5.3% Train, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 0.8% Ferry, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 0.4% Taxi/Other, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 1.1% Worked at home, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 4.1% Did not go to work, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 11.9% Not stated, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries : 1.1%
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, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: +464 Car, as passenger, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: -422 Train, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: +11 Bus, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: -89 Ferry, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: -21 Tram, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: +7 Truck, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: -47 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: +3 Bicycle, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: +2 Taxi/Other, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: +19 Other - multiple methods, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: -64 Worked at home, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: -64 Did not go to work, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: -175 Not stated, Coastal Urban Economic Region - All industries: -178
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 308 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Coastal Urban Economic Region, compared with 27,557 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 Coastal Urban Economic Region shows that 0.9% used public transport, while 76.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.9% and 71.9% respectively in Tasmania.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Coastal Urban Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (70.4% compared to 65.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.8% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (3.2% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Coastal Urban Economic Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+464 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-422 people)
  • Walked only (-278 people)
  • Did not go to work (-175 people)

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