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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in City of Launceston have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Financial and Insurance Services.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport 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%Financial and Insurance Services %Number%Financial and Insurance Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver82470.967.982765.664.0-3
Car, as passenger232.06.2241.96.5-1
Train00.00.530.20.0-3
Bus60.51.6121.02.1-6
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck312.70.0393.10.0-8
Motorbike/Motor scooter161.41.1131.00.3+3
Bicycle30.30.930.20.50
Taxi/Other262.20.4383.00.9-12
Other - multiple methods363.11.2564.41.5-20
Walked only272.35.7493.96.9-22
Worked at home302.65.7342.73.7-4
Did not go to work12510.88.814511.513.2-20
Not stated151.30.0171.30.3-2

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

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 - Financial and Insurance Services : 67.9% Car, as passenger, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 6.2% Train, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.5% Bus, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.6% Ferry, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Tram, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Truck, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.1% Bicycle, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.9% Taxi/Other, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.4% Other - multiple methods, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.2% Worked at home, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 5.7% Did not go to work, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 8.8% Not stated, City of Launceston - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Car, as driver, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 70.9% Car, as passenger, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.0% Train, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Bus, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.5% Ferry, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Tram, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Truck, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.4% Bicycle, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.1% Worked at home, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.6% Did not go to work, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 10.8% Not stated, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.3%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -3 Car, as passenger, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -1 Train, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -3 Bus, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -6 Ferry, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Tram, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Truck, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -8 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +3 Bicycle, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Taxi/Other, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -12 Other - multiple methods, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -20 Worked at home, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -4 Did not go to work, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -20 Not stated, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -2
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 6 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Launceston, compared with 878 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 City of Launceston shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 75.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.2% and 74.1% respectively in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of City of Launceston and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Car, as driver (70.9% compared to 67.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (2.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Walked only (2.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Worked at home (2.6% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Walked only (-22 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (-20 people)
  • Did not go to work (-20 people)
  • Taxi/Other (-12 people)

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