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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Ipswich, there is a similar proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Queensland workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Ipswich'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
City of Ipswich 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver58,13369.064.149,07165.661.2+9,062
Car, as passenger4,7255.65.34,9946.76.1-269
Train5,1466.13.24,9266.63.5+220
Bus5910.73.66240.83.9-33
Ferry120.00.1120.00.1--
Tram60.00.160.00.0--
Truck9031.10.91,0781.41.3-175
Motorbike/Motor scooter8311.00.97631.00.9+68
Bicycle2720.31.02310.31.1+41
Taxi/Other880.10.21220.20.2-34
Other - multiple methods1,0231.21.58221.11.4+201
Walked only1,1541.43.31,3721.83.7-218
Worked at home2,5213.05.32,0292.74.9+492
Did not go to work8,1409.79.77,66010.210.2+480
Not stated7430.90.91,1161.51.4-373
Total 84,288100.0100.074,826100.0100.0+9,462

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 5,755 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Ipswich, compared with 64,592 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 City of Ipswich shows that 6.8% used public transport, while 76.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.0% and 71.2% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Ipswich and the Queensland workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (69.0% compared to 64.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (6.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0.7% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (3.0% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Ipswich between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+9,062 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+492 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+480 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-269 resident workers)

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