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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 Arts and Recreation Services.

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%Arts and Recreation Services %Number%Arts and Recreation Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver32377.685.030577.459.4+18
Car, as passenger194.60.0153.89.4+4
Train00.00.000.00.00
Bus00.00.000.00.00
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.000.00.00
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.030.80.0-3
Bicycle00.00.000.00.00
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.00
Other - multiple methods51.20.061.50.0-1
Walked only61.40.0133.30.0-7
Worked at home153.615.030.821.9+12
Did not go to work4410.60.0399.99.4+5
Not stated41.00.0102.50.0-6

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 - Arts and Recreation Services : 85.0% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Train, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 15.0% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% 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%
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 - Education and Training: +18 Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +4 Train, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Bus, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Ferry, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Tram, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Truck, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: -3 Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: -1 Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +12 Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +5 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: -6
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 342 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 82.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 85.0% respectively in Arts and Recreation Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) travelled to work by Did not go to work (10.6% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (4.6% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) travelled to work by Worked at home (3.6% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) travelled to work by Car, as driver (77.6% compared to 85.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+18 people)
  • Worked at home (+12 people)
  • Walked only (-7 people)
  • Did not go to work (+5 people)

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