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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the Gunnedah Shire have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than All industries.

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%All industries %Number%All industries %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver5177.365.23855.962.1+13
Car, as passenger34.56.434.46.90
Train00.00.100.00.00
Bus00.02.000.00.40
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.01.900.02.50
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.300.00.60
Bicycle00.00.300.00.30
Taxi/Other00.00.300.00.30
Other - multiple methods00.01.300.01.50
Walked only00.03.968.85.2-6
Worked at home710.67.8913.29.1-2
Did not go to work57.69.31217.69.3-7
Not stated00.01.300.01.90

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 - All industries : 65.2% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 6.4% Train, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 2.0% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 1.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 0.3% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 1.3% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 7.8% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 9.3% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - All industries : 1.3% Car, as driver, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 77.3% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 4.5% Train, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 10.6% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 7.6% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services : 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 - Financial and Insurance Services: +13 Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Train, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: -2 Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: -7 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Financial and Insurance Services: 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 54 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 81.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.1% and 73.4% respectively in All industries.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and All industries were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (77.3% compared to 65.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Worked at home (10.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Walked only (0.0% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Bus (0.0% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+13 people)
  • Did not go to work (-7 people)
  • Walked only (-6 people)
  • Worked at home (-2 people)

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