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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than All industries.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Gladstone Regional 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
Gladstone Regional Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%All industries %Number%All industries %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver92750.465.874844.966.3+179
Car, as passenger29315.95.028617.27.2+7
Train00.00.100.00.00
Bus130.75.2191.12.4-6
Ferry00.00.500.00.20
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.600.00.90
Motorbike/Motor scooter60.31.580.51.5-2
Bicycle191.00.6181.10.9+1
Taxi/Other140.80.280.50.2+6
Other - multiple methods462.52.9362.21.9+10
Walked only21711.82.719511.72.9+22
Worked at home362.03.5613.73.2-25
Did not go to work25013.610.725515.310.7-5
Not stated191.00.9321.91.7-13

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, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 65.8% Car, as passenger, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 5.0% Train, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 5.2% Ferry, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.5% Tram, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 1.5% Bicycle, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.6% Taxi/Other, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 2.9% Worked at home, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 3.5% Did not go to work, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 10.7% Not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.9% Car, as driver, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 50.4% Car, as passenger, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 15.9% Train, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Bus, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.7% Ferry, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Tram, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Truck, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.3% Bicycle, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.0% Taxi/Other, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.5% Worked at home, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.0% Did not go to work, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 13.6% Not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.0%
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, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +179 Car, as passenger, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +7 Train, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Bus, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -6 Ferry, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Tram, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Truck, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -2 Bicycle, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +1 Taxi/Other, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +6 Other - multiple methods, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +10 Worked at home, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -25 Did not go to work, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 Not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -13
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 13 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gladstone Regional Council area, compared with 1,220 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 Gladstone Regional Council area shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 66.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.7% and 71.4% respectively in All industries.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of Gladstone Regional Council area and All industries were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (15.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) travelled to work by Walked only (11.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (50.4% compared to 65.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) travelled to work by Bus (0.7% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+179 people)
  • Worked at home (-25 people)
  • Walked only (+22 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (+10 people)

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