Gladstone Regional Council area
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 Professional, Scientific and Technical 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||2016||2011||Change|
|Main method of travel||Number||%||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %||Number||%||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %||2011 to 2016|
|Car, as driver||17,806||65.8||43.6||18,751||66.3||59.8||-945||2001|
|Car, as passenger||1,366||5.0||2.5||2,045||7.2||6.2||-679||2002|
|Other - multiple methods||782||2.9||5.2||538||1.9||3.9||+244||2017|
|Worked at home||952||3.5||8.2||898||3.2||5.8||+54||2019|
|Did not go to work||2,891||10.7||7.4||3,026||10.7||5.8||-135||2020|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
In 2016, there were 1,553 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gladstone Regional Council area, compared with 19,329 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 5.7% used public transport, while 71.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 29.9% and 46.1% respectively in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Gladstone Regional Council area and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (65.8% compared to 43.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (10.7% compared to 7.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (5.2% compared to 28.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (3.5% compared to 8.2%)
The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Car, as driver (-945 people)
- Bus (+734 people)
- Car, as passenger (-679 people)
- Other - multiple methods (+244 people)