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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 Education and Training.

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%Education and Training %Number%Education and Training %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver31071.877.631361.677.4-3
Car, as passenger306.94.65510.83.8-25
Train00.00.000.00.00
Bus00.00.030.60.0-3
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck30.70.081.60.0-5
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.030.60.8-3
Bicycle40.90.030.60.0+1
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.00
Other - multiple methods00.01.261.21.5-6
Walked only255.81.4367.13.3-11
Worked at home92.13.640.80.8+5
Did not go to work5111.810.67414.69.9-23
Not stated00.01.030.62.5-3

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 - Education and Training : 77.6% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 4.6% Train, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 0.0% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 0.0% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 1.2% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 3.6% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 10.6% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 1.0% Car, as driver, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 71.8% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 6.9% Train, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.0% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.0% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.9% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.0% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 2.1% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 11.8% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade : 0.0%
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 - Retail Trade: -3 Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -25 Train, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0 Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -3 Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0 Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0 Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -5 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -3 Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +1 Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0 Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -6 Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +5 Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -23 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -3
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 343 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 79.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 82.2% respectively in Education and Training.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the Gunnedah Shire and Education and Training were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) travelled to work by Walked only (5.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (6.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) travelled to work by Car, as driver (71.8% compared to 77.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) travelled to work by Worked at home (2.1% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as passenger (-25 people)
  • Did not go to work (-23 people)
  • Walked only (-11 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (-6 people)

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