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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the Gunnedah Shire have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as Manufacturing.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Gunnedah Shire'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
Gunnedah Shire 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Manufacturing %Number%Manufacturing %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver19273.074.516864.670.8+24
Car, as passenger166.18.8238.812.2-7
Train00.00.000.00.00
Bus00.00.000.00.80
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck2710.31.83011.51.6-3
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.01.800.01.10
Bicycle00.01.500.00.80
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.80
Other - multiple methods31.10.093.51.4-6
Walked only00.05.500.02.20
Worked at home145.30.0155.81.9-1
Did not go to work83.06.2124.65.7-4
Not stated31.10.031.20.80

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, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 74.5% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 8.8% Train, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 1.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 1.8% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 1.5% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 6.2% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Car, as driver, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 73.0% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 6.1% Train, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 0.0% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 10.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 0.0% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 1.1% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 5.3% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 3.0% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 1.1%
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, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: +24 Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -7 Train, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 0 Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 0 Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 0 Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 0 Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -3 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 0 Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 0 Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 0 Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -6 Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -1 Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -4 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: 0
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 0 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gunnedah Shire, compared with 235 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 the Gunnedah Shire shows that 0.0% used public transport, while 89.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 85.0% respectively in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Construction) of the Gunnedah Shire and Manufacturing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) travelled to work by Truck (10.3% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) travelled to work by Worked at home (5.3% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) travelled to work by Walked only (0.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) travelled to work by Did not go to work (3.0% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Construction) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+24 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-7 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (-6 people)
  • Did not go to work (-4 people)

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