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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Gunnedah Shire, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the Gunnedah Shire is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the Gunnedah Shire, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers method of travel to work
Gunnedah Shire - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %
Car, as driver3,24966.857.7
Car, as passenger2505.14.3
Train00.011.3
Bus360.74.4
Ferry00.00.2
Tram00.00.1
Truck901.91.0
Motorbike/Motor scooter150.30.6
Bicycle150.30.7
Taxi/Other150.30.2
Other - multiple methods571.21.2
Walked only2144.43.9
Worked at home4379.04.9
Did not go to work4228.78.7
Not stated611.31.0

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, New South Wales: 57.7% Car, as passenger, New South Wales: 4.3% Train, New South Wales: 11.3% Bus, New South Wales: 4.4% Ferry, New South Wales: 0.2% Tram, New South Wales: 0.1% Truck, New South Wales: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales: 0.6% Bicycle, New South Wales: 0.7% Taxi/Other, New South Wales: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales: 1.2% Worked at home, New South Wales: 4.9% Did not go to work, New South Wales: 8.7% Not stated, New South Wales: 1.0% Car, as driver, Gunnedah Shire: 66.8% Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire: 5.1% Train, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire: 0.7% Ferry, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Tram, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire: 1.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire: 0.3% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire: 0.3% Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire: 1.2% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire: 9.0% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire: 8.7% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Gunnedah Shire: +3,249 Car, as passenger, Gunnedah Shire: +250 Train, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Bus, Gunnedah Shire: +36 Ferry, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Tram, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Truck, Gunnedah Shire: +90 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gunnedah Shire: +15 Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire: +15 Taxi/Other, Gunnedah Shire: +15 Other - multiple methods, Gunnedah Shire: +57 Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire: +437 Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire: +422 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: +61
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 36 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gunnedah Shire, compared with 3,589 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 73.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.9% and 63.0% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (66.8% compared to 57.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (9.0% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.7% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,249 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+437 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+422 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+250 local workers)

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