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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Ipswich have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as Queensland.

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 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
City of Ipswich 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 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
Ferry120.00.1120.00.10
Tram60.00.160.00.00
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

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, City of Ipswich - All industries : 69.0% Car, as passenger, City of Ipswich - All industries : 5.6% Train, City of Ipswich - All industries : 6.1% Bus, City of Ipswich - All industries : 0.7% Ferry, City of Ipswich - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Ipswich - All industries : 0.0% Truck, City of Ipswich - All industries : 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Ipswich - All industries : 1.0% Bicycle, City of Ipswich - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Ipswich - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Ipswich - All industries : 1.2% Worked at home, City of Ipswich - All industries : 3.0% Did not go to work, City of Ipswich - All industries : 9.7% Not stated, City of Ipswich - All industries : 0.9%
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, City of Ipswich - All industries: +9,062 Car, as passenger, City of Ipswich - All industries: -269 Train, City of Ipswich - All industries: +220 Bus, City of Ipswich - All industries: -33 Ferry, City of Ipswich - All industries: 0 Tram, City of Ipswich - All industries: 0 Truck, City of Ipswich - All industries: -175 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Ipswich - All industries: +68 Bicycle, City of Ipswich - All industries: +41 Taxi/Other, City of Ipswich - All industries: -34 Other - multiple methods, City of Ipswich - All industries: +201 Worked at home, City of Ipswich - All industries: +492 Did not go to work, City of Ipswich - All industries: +480 Not stated, City of Ipswich - All industries: -373
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 5,749 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Ipswich, compared with 63,767 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 75.7% 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 City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (69.0% compared to 64.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (6.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.7% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (3.0% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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