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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Launceston have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as Education and Training.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Launceston'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 Launceston 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Education and Training %Number%Education and Training %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver74059.074.971659.274.5+24
Car, as passenger735.84.0887.35.1-15
Train00.00.100.00.00
Bus161.31.2221.81.3-6
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.000.00.00
Motorbike/Motor scooter60.50.330.20.7+3
Bicycle211.71.5141.21.2+7
Taxi/Other60.50.280.70.1-2
Other - multiple methods262.11.2211.70.7+5
Walked only1088.65.61078.84.5+1
Worked at home15912.72.313411.12.0+25
Did not go to work937.48.2937.79.40
Not stated70.60.340.30.5+3

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, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 74.9% Car, as passenger, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 4.0% Train, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 0.1% Bus, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.2% Ferry, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 0.0% Tram, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 0.0% Truck, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 0.3% Bicycle, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.5% Taxi/Other, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.2% Worked at home, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 2.3% Did not go to work, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 8.2% Not stated, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 0.3% Car, as driver, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 59.0% Car, as passenger, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 5.8% Train, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Bus, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.3% Ferry, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Tram, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Truck, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5% Bicycle, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.7% Taxi/Other, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5% Other - multiple methods, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.1% Worked at home, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 12.7% Did not go to work, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 7.4% Not stated, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.6%
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 Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +24 Car, as passenger, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -15 Train, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Bus, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -6 Ferry, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Tram, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Truck, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Bicycle, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +7 Taxi/Other, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -2 Other - multiple methods, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 Worked at home, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +25 Did not go to work, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Not stated, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3
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 16 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Launceston, compared with 813 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 Launceston shows that 1.3% used public transport, while 64.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.4% and 78.9% respectively in Education and Training.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the City of Launceston and Education and Training were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Worked at home (12.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Walked only (8.6% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (5.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (59.0% compared to 74.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Worked at home (+25 people)
  • Car, as driver (+24 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-15 people)
  • Bicycle (+7 people)

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