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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Logan City 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 Logan 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
Logan City 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver91,99969.764.184,74866.661.2+7,251
Car, as passenger7,5155.75.38,1826.46.1-667
Train2,8152.13.23,2242.53.5-409
Bus4,9403.73.65,7954.63.9-855
Ferry160.00.1160.00.10
Tram70.00.1110.00.0-4
Truck2,1391.60.92,6142.11.3-475
Motorbike/Motor scooter1,1820.90.91,0780.80.9+104
Bicycle3130.21.04150.31.1-102
Taxi/Other1590.10.21740.10.2-15
Other - multiple methods1,5831.21.51,3911.11.4+192
Walked only1,4551.13.31,7401.43.7-285
Worked at home4,9463.75.34,2403.34.9+706
Did not go to work11,5928.89.711,5209.110.2+72
Not stated1,2801.00.92,1431.71.4-863

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, Logan City - All industries : 69.7% Car, as passenger, Logan City - All industries : 5.7% Train, Logan City - All industries : 2.1% Bus, Logan City - All industries : 3.7% Ferry, Logan City - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Logan City - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Logan City - All industries : 1.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Logan City - All industries : 0.9% Bicycle, Logan City - All industries : 0.2% Taxi/Other, Logan City - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Logan City - All industries : 1.2% Worked at home, Logan City - All industries : 3.7% Did not go to work, Logan City - All industries : 8.8% Not stated, Logan City - All industries : 1.0%
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, Logan City - All industries: +7,251 Car, as passenger, Logan City - All industries: -667 Train, Logan City - All industries: -409 Bus, Logan City - All industries: -855 Ferry, Logan City - All industries: 0 Tram, Logan City - All industries: -4 Truck, Logan City - All industries: -475 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Logan City - All industries: +104 Bicycle, Logan City - All industries: -102 Taxi/Other, Logan City - All industries: -15 Other - multiple methods, Logan City - All industries: +192 Worked at home, Logan City - All industries: +706 Did not go to work, Logan City - All industries: +72 Not stated, Logan City - All industries: -863
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 7,771 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Logan City, compared with 101,660 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 Logan City shows that 5.9% used public transport, while 77.0% 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 Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (69.7% compared to 64.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (1.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (3.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (2.1% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+7,251 people)
  • Bus (-855 people)
  • Worked at home (+706 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-667 people)

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