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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the Gympie Regional Council have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Queensland.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Gympie Regional Council'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
Gympie Regional Council 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver11,35364.964.110,74561.961.2+608
Car, as passenger9435.45.31,1756.86.1-232
Train190.13.2200.13.5-1
Bus1771.03.61580.93.9+19
Ferry70.00.140.00.1+3
Tram00.00.100.00.00
Truck3391.90.93672.11.3-28
Motorbike/Motor scooter1220.70.91530.90.9-31
Bicycle480.31.0790.51.1-31
Taxi/Other180.10.2150.10.2+3
Other - multiple methods2491.41.52591.51.4-10
Walked only5873.43.37134.13.7-126
Worked at home1,4658.45.31,3958.04.9+70
Did not go to work1,91911.09.71,93311.110.2-14
Not stated2581.50.93392.01.4-81

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, Queensland : 64.1% Car, as passenger, Queensland : 5.3% Train, Queensland : 3.2% Bus, Queensland : 3.6% Ferry, Queensland : 0.1% Tram, Queensland : 0.1% Truck, Queensland : 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queensland : 0.9% Bicycle, Queensland : 1.0% Taxi/Other, Queensland : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Queensland : 1.5% Worked at home, Queensland : 5.3% Did not go to work, Queensland : 9.7% Not stated, Queensland : 0.9% Car, as driver, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 64.9% Car, as passenger, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 5.4% Train, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 1.0% Ferry, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 1.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 0.7% Bicycle, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 1.4% Worked at home, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 8.4% Did not go to work, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 11.0% Not stated, Gympie Regional Council - All industries : 1.5%
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, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +608 Car, as passenger, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -232 Train, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -1 Bus, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +19 Ferry, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +3 Tram, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 0 Truck, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -28 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -31 Bicycle, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -31 Taxi/Other, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +3 Other - multiple methods, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -10 Worked at home, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +70 Did not go to work, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -14 Not stated, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -81
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 203 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gympie Regional Council, compared with 12,635 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 Gympie Regional Council shows that 1.2% used public transport, while 72.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.9% and 70.4% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of the Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (8.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (11.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (0.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (1.0% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in the Gympie Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+608 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-232 people)
  • Walked only (-126 people)
  • Worked at home (+70 people)

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