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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services %Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver69143.671.91,22459.878.0-533
Car, as passenger392.53.41266.25.4-87
Train40.30.000.00.0+4
Bus45028.44.525612.50.0+194
Ferry201.31.580.40.0+12
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.5100.51.2-10
Motorbike/Motor scooter171.12.1341.72.4-17
Bicycle80.50.9100.52.6-2
Taxi/Other40.30.040.20.00
Other - multiple methods825.23.4793.90.7+3
Walked only161.00.4381.91.5-22
Worked at home1308.20.91195.80.5+11
Did not go to work1177.49.71185.87.0-1
Not stated70.40.8201.00.7-13

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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 71.9% Car, as passenger, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 3.4% Train, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% Bus, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 4.5% Ferry, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 1.5% Tram, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% Truck, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 2.1% Bicycle, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.9% Taxi/Other, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 3.4% Worked at home, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.9% Did not go to work, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 9.7% Not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.8% Car, as driver, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 43.6% Car, as passenger, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.5% Train, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.3% Bus, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 28.4% Ferry, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.3% Tram, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Truck, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.1% Bicycle, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5% Taxi/Other, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 5.2% Worked at home, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 8.2% Did not go to work, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 7.4% Not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.4%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -533 Car, as passenger, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -87 Train, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +4 Bus, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +194 Ferry, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +12 Tram, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Truck, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -10 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -17 Bicycle, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -2 Taxi/Other, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Other - multiple methods, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Worked at home, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +11 Did not go to work, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -1 Not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical 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 474 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gladstone Regional Council area, compared with 730 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 29.9% used public transport, while 46.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.1% and 75.8% respectively in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Bus (28.4% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Worked at home (8.2% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (43.6% compared to 71.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Did not go to work (7.4% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (-533 people)
  • Bus (+194 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-87 people)
  • Walked only (-22 people)

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