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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Murchison - Burnie 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 Murchison - Burnie 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
Murchison - Burnie Economic Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver12,72567.265.313,02964.663.1-304
Car, as passenger1,1296.05.81,3746.86.8-245
Train100.10.180.00.1+2
Bus1500.82.92141.13.0-64
Ferry00.00.060.00.0-6
Tram30.00.000.00.0+3
Truck1851.00.82251.10.9-40
Motorbike/Motor scooter1600.80.61810.90.5-21
Bicycle650.30.8640.30.6+1
Taxi/Other420.20.3320.20.3+10
Other - multiple methods2561.41.32931.51.3-37
Walked only7904.24.81,0725.35.0-282
Worked at home9364.94.79554.74.5-19
Did not go to work2,23011.811.72,36411.712.4-134
Not stated2441.31.03411.71.5-97

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, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 67.2% Car, as passenger, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 6.0% Train, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 0.8% Ferry, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 0.8% Bicycle, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 1.4% Worked at home, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 4.9% Did not go to work, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 11.8% Not stated, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries : 1.3%
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, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -304 Car, as passenger, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -245 Train, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +2 Bus, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -64 Ferry, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -6 Tram, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +3 Truck, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -40 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -21 Bicycle, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +1 Taxi/Other, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: +10 Other - multiple methods, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -37 Worked at home, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -19 Did not go to work, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -134 Not stated, Murchison - Burnie Economic Region - All industries: -97
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 160 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, compared with 14,042 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 Murchison - Burnie Economic Region shows that 0.8% used public transport, while 74.2% 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 Murchison - Burnie Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (67.2% compared to 65.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.8% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Murchison - Burnie Economic Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (-304 people)
  • Walked only (-282 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-245 people)
  • Did not go to work (-134 people)

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