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Local workers - Method of travel to work - Retail Trade

Within the Gunnedah Shire, there is a similar proportion of local Retail Trade workers using public transport to get to work as the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce.

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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Gunnedah Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver32873.282.131260.177.4+16
Car, as passenger265.80.06412.36.5-38
Train00.00.000.00.00
Bus00.00.030.60.0-3
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck30.70.091.70.0-6
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.030.60.0-3
Bicycle40.90.030.60.0+1
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.00
Other - multiple methods00.00.061.20.0-6
Walked only224.90.0377.14.8-15
Worked at home92.07.540.80.0+5
Did not go to work5111.410.47113.711.3-20
Not stated51.10.071.30.0-2

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, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 82.1% Car, as passenger, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Train, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Bus, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Ferry, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Tram, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Truck, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Bicycle, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Taxi/Other, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Worked at home, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 7.5% Did not go to work, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 10.4% Not stated, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Car, as driver, Retail Trade: 73.2% Car, as passenger, Retail Trade: 5.8% Train, Retail Trade: 0.0% Bus, Retail Trade: 0.0% Ferry, Retail Trade: 0.0% Tram, Retail Trade: 0.0% Truck, Retail Trade: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Retail Trade: 0.0% Bicycle, Retail Trade: 0.9% Taxi/Other, Retail Trade: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Retail Trade: 0.0% Worked at home, Retail Trade: 2.0% Did not go to work, Retail Trade: 11.4% Not stated, Retail Trade: 1.1%
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, Retail Trade: +16 Car, as passenger, Retail Trade: -38 Train, Retail Trade: 0 Bus, Retail Trade: -3 Ferry, Retail Trade: 0 Tram, Retail Trade: 0 Truck, Retail Trade: -6 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Retail Trade: -3 Bicycle, Retail Trade: +1 Taxi/Other, Retail Trade: 0 Other - multiple methods, Retail Trade: -6 Worked at home, Retail Trade: +5 Did not go to work, Retail Trade: -20 Not stated, Retail Trade: -2
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 people in the Retail Trade who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gunnedah Shire, compared with 357 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the Retail Trade in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within Gunnedah Shire shows that 0.0% used public transport, while 79.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 82.1% respectively in the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within Gunnedah Shire.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Retail Trade workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (5.8% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who walked only (4.9% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (73.2% compared to 82.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked at home (2.0% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as passenger (-38 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-20 local workers)
  • Car, as driver (+16 local workers)
  • Walked only (-15 local workers)

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