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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

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

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Lismore City'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
Lismore City 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Retail Trade %Number%Retail Trade %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver12,63769.667.312,18065.864.2+457
Car, as passenger9825.47.51,1736.39.2-191
Train190.10.1210.10.0-2
Bus1250.70.41330.71.0-8
Ferry80.00.060.00.0+2
Tram00.00.030.00.0-3
Truck2211.20.63091.70.7-88
Motorbike/Motor scooter1160.60.91570.80.8-41
Bicycle980.50.41190.60.6-21
Taxi/Other290.20.1400.20.2-11
Other - multiple methods2121.20.62621.40.9-50
Walked only6273.53.37093.84.0-82
Worked at home1,1126.12.21,0965.92.0+16
Did not go to work1,7819.815.72,03311.015.5-252
Not stated1991.10.92581.40.9-59

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, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 67.3% Car, as passenger, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 7.5% Train, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.1% Bus, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.4% Ferry, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.0% Tram, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.0% Truck, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.9% Bicycle, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.4% Taxi/Other, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.6% Worked at home, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 2.2% Did not go to work, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 15.7% Not stated, Lismore City - Retail Trade : 0.9% Car, as driver, Lismore City - All industries : 69.6% Car, as passenger, Lismore City - All industries : 5.4% Train, Lismore City - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Lismore City - All industries : 0.7% Ferry, Lismore City - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Lismore City - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Lismore City - All industries : 1.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Lismore City - All industries : 0.6% Bicycle, Lismore City - All industries : 0.5% Taxi/Other, Lismore City - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Lismore City - All industries : 1.2% Worked at home, Lismore City - All industries : 6.1% Did not go to work, Lismore City - All industries : 9.8% Not stated, Lismore City - All industries : 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 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, Lismore City - All industries: +457 Car, as passenger, Lismore City - All industries: -191 Train, Lismore City - All industries: -2 Bus, Lismore City - All industries: -8 Ferry, Lismore City - All industries: +2 Tram, Lismore City - All industries: -3 Truck, Lismore City - All industries: -88 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Lismore City - All industries: -41 Bicycle, Lismore City - All industries: -21 Taxi/Other, Lismore City - All industries: -11 Other - multiple methods, Lismore City - All industries: -50 Worked at home, Lismore City - All industries: +16 Did not go to work, Lismore City - All industries: -252 Not stated, Lismore City - All industries: -59
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 152 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Lismore City, compared with 13,840 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 Lismore City shows that 0.8% used public transport, while 76.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.6% and 75.3% respectively in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of the Lismore City and Retail Trade were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (6.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (69.6% compared to 67.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (9.8% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as passenger (5.4% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+457 people)
  • Did not go to work (-252 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-191 people)
  • Truck (-88 people)

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