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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, there is a lower proportion of resident Transport, Postal and Warehousing workers using public transport to get to work than the Queensland workforce.

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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Resident workers method of travel to work
Gladstone Regional Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver1,64774.767.51,52269.962.4+125
Car, as passenger502.33.0773.53.6-27
Train003.2004.0--
Bus110.51.6241.11.8-13
Ferry30.10.1000.1+3
Tram000.0000.0--
Truck411.94.3622.86.0-21
Motorbike/Motor scooter632.91.8462.11.8+17
Bicycle90.40.8110.50.8-2
Taxi/Other120.50.680.40.8+4
Other - multiple methods361.62.4351.62.3+1
Walked only200.92.0301.42.3-10
Worked at home321.52.7391.82.7-7
Did not go to work27212.39.429113.410.1-19
Not stated100.50.6321.51.2-22
Total 2,206100.0100.02,177100.0100.0+29

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 14 resident workers in Transport, Postal and Warehousing who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gladstone Regional Council area, compared with 1,801 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 0.6% used public transport, while 81.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 4.9% and 76.6% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Transport, Postal and Warehousing resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area and the Queensland workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (74.7% compared to 67.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (12.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by truck (1.9% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the Transport, Postal and Warehousing resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+125 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-27 resident workers)
  • Truck (-21 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-19 resident workers)

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