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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Developing East Arnhem Limited area have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than RDA Northern Territory.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Developing East Arnhem Limited 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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%RDA Northern Territory %Number%RDA Northern Territory %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver1,21840.160.21,36732.256.3-149
Car, as passenger33611.16.844610.57.9-110
Train30.10.100.00.0+3
Bus1204.06.13408.03.8-220
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck90.30.5180.40.7-9
Motorbike/Motor scooter311.01.4591.41.4-28
Bicycle632.12.5892.12.8-26
Taxi/Other110.40.380.20.3+3
Other - multiple methods581.92.1641.52.3-6
Walked only87228.78.51,33031.411.0-458
Worked at home301.02.6661.62.8-36
Did not go to work1986.57.53047.28.6-106
Not stated872.91.41493.51.9-62

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, RDA Northern Territory : 60.2% Car, as passenger, RDA Northern Territory : 6.8% Train, RDA Northern Territory : 0.1% Bus, RDA Northern Territory : 6.1% Ferry, RDA Northern Territory : 0.0% Tram, RDA Northern Territory : 0.0% Truck, RDA Northern Territory : 0.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Northern Territory : 1.4% Bicycle, RDA Northern Territory : 2.5% Taxi/Other, RDA Northern Territory : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, RDA Northern Territory : 2.1% Worked at home, RDA Northern Territory : 2.6% Did not go to work, RDA Northern Territory : 7.5% Not stated, RDA Northern Territory : 1.4% Car, as driver, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 40.1% Car, as passenger, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 11.1% Train, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 4.0% Ferry, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 1.0% Bicycle, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 2.1% Taxi/Other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 1.9% Worked at home, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 1.0% Did not go to work, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 6.5% Not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries : 2.9%
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, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -149 Car, as passenger, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -110 Train, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: +3 Bus, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -220 Ferry, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: 0 Tram, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: 0 Truck, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -9 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -28 Bicycle, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -26 Taxi/Other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: +3 Other - multiple methods, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -6 Worked at home, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -36 Did not go to work, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -106 Not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - All industries: -62
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 123 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Developing East Arnhem Limited area, compared with 1,563 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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area shows that 4.1% used public transport, while 51.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.3% and 67.6% respectively in RDA Northern Territory.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Developing East Arnhem Limited area and RDA Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (28.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as passenger (11.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (40.1% compared to 60.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (4.0% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Developing East Arnhem Limited area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Walked only (-458 people)
  • Bus (-220 people)
  • Car, as driver (-149 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-110 people)

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