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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Arts and Recreation Services

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, there is a lower proportion of resident Arts and Recreation Services 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 driver11964.358.87155.955.3+48
Car, as passenger2312.45.832.45.8+20
Train002.8002.7--
Bus003.2003.7--
Ferry000.1000.1--
Tram000.2000.0--
Truck000.2000.3--
Motorbike/Motor scooter000.9000.9--
Bicycle31.61.3001.7+3
Taxi/Other000.2000.2--
Other - multiple methods001.4001.3--
Walked only63.23.832.44.1+3
Worked at home137.07.31511.87.0-2
Did not go to work2111.413.33527.615.8-14
Not stated000.6001.0--
Total 185100.0100.0127100.0100.0+58

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 0 resident workers in Arts and Recreation Services who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gladstone Regional Council area, compared with 142 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% used public transport, while 76.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.3% and 65.8% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Arts and Recreation Services resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area and the Queensland workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as passenger (12.4% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (64.3% compared to 58.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (0% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the Arts and Recreation Services resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+48 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+20 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-14 resident workers)
  • Walked only (+3 resident workers)

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