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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Within the City of Launceston, there is a lower proportion of resident Transport, Postal and Warehousing workers using public transport to get to work than the Financial and Insurance Services workforce.

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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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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 - 2016
Car, as driver82470.967.982765.664.0-3
Car, as passenger232.06.2241.96.5-1
Train000.530.20-3
Bus60.51.6121.02.1-6
Ferry000000--
Tram000000--
Truck312.70393.10-8
Motorbike/Motor scooter161.41.1131.00.3+3
Bicycle30.30.930.20.5--
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 stated151.30171.30.3-2
Total 1,162100.0100.01,260100.0100.0-98

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 6 resident workers in Transport, Postal and Warehousing who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Launceston, compared with 894 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 0.5% used public transport, while 76.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.2% and 75.2% respectively in Financial and Insurance Services within the City of Launceston.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as passenger (2.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (2.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (2.6% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (70.9% compared to 67.9%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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