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Break O'Day Council area

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Break O'Day Council area have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Tasmania.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Break O'Day Council area'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
Break O'Day Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver1,19061.265.31,16757.263.1+23
Car, as passenger844.35.81215.96.8-37
Train00.00.100.00.10
Bus70.42.960.33.0+1
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck180.90.8241.20.9-6
Motorbike/Motor scooter40.20.680.40.5-4
Bicycle180.90.8100.50.6+8
Taxi/Other00.00.340.20.3-4
Other - multiple methods422.21.3522.51.3-10
Walked only1266.54.81185.85.0+8
Worked at home1698.74.71507.34.5+19
Did not go to work26313.511.734216.812.4-79
Not stated221.11.0391.91.5-17

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, Tasmania : 65.3% Car, as passenger, Tasmania : 5.8% Train, Tasmania : 0.1% Bus, Tasmania : 2.9% Ferry, Tasmania : 0.0% Tram, Tasmania : 0.0% Truck, Tasmania : 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Tasmania : 0.6% Bicycle, Tasmania : 0.8% Taxi/Other, Tasmania : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, Tasmania : 1.3% Worked at home, Tasmania : 4.7% Did not go to work, Tasmania : 11.7% Not stated, Tasmania : 1.0% Car, as driver, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 61.2% Car, as passenger, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 4.3% Train, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 0.0% Bus, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 0.4% Ferry, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 0.2% Bicycle, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 0.9% Taxi/Other, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 2.2% Worked at home, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 8.7% Did not go to work, Break O'Day Council area - All industries : 13.5% Not stated, Break O'Day Council area - 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, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +23 Car, as passenger, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -37 Train, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0 Bus, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +1 Ferry, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0 Tram, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0 Truck, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -6 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -4 Bicycle, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +8 Taxi/Other, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -4 Other - multiple methods, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -10 Worked at home, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +19 Did not go to work, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -79 Not stated, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -17
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 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Break O'Day Council area, compared with 1,292 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 Break O'Day Council area shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 66.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.9% and 71.9% respectively in Tasmania.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Break O'Day Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (8.7% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (13.5% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (61.2% compared to 65.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.4% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Break O'Day Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Did not go to work (-79 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-37 people)
  • Car, as driver (+23 people)
  • Worked at home (+19 people)

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