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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

Within the Gunnedah Shire, there is a lower proportion of resident Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workers using public transport to get to work than the New South Wales workforce.

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 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
Gunnedah Shire 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver5389.863.04375.463.7+10
Car, as passenger002.647.03.7-4
Train0010.9008.2--
Bus004.5003.9--
Ferry000.5000.3--
Tram000.1000.0--
Truck000.5000.6--
Motorbike/Motor scooter000.4000.4--
Bicycle000.4000.4--
Taxi/Other000.1000.1--
Other - multiple methods000.8000.8--
Walked only002.935.33.3-3
Worked at home006.8006.0--
Did not go to work610.26.2712.37.5-1
Not stated000.4000.9--
Total 59100.0100.057100.0100.0+2

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 0 resident workers in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Gunnedah Shire, compared with 53 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% used public transport, while 89.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.9% and 66.5% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services resident workers in the Gunnedah Shire and the New South Wales workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (89.8% compared to 63.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services resident workers in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+10 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-4 resident workers)
  • Walked only (-3 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-1 resident workers)

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