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George Town Council area

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in George Town 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 George Town 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
George Town Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver1,58072.965.31,68669.663.1-106
Car, as passenger813.75.81556.46.8-74
Train00.00.100.00.10
Bus211.02.9140.63.0+7
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck241.10.8200.80.9+4
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.6100.40.5-10
Bicycle70.30.8190.80.6-12
Taxi/Other00.00.300.00.30
Other - multiple methods281.31.3271.11.3+1
Walked only622.94.8833.45.0-21
Worked at home753.54.7723.04.5+3
Did not go to work24711.411.729612.212.4-49
Not stated432.01.0421.71.5+1

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, George Town Council area - All industries : 72.9% Car, as passenger, George Town Council area - All industries : 3.7% Train, George Town Council area - All industries : 0.0% Bus, George Town Council area - All industries : 1.0% Ferry, George Town Council area - All industries : 0.0% Tram, George Town Council area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, George Town Council area - All industries : 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, George Town Council area - All industries : 0.0% Bicycle, George Town Council area - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, George Town Council area - All industries : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, George Town Council area - All industries : 1.3% Worked at home, George Town Council area - All industries : 3.5% Did not go to work, George Town Council area - All industries : 11.4% Not stated, George Town Council area - All industries : 2.0%
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, George Town Council area - All industries: -106 Car, as passenger, George Town Council area - All industries: -74 Train, George Town Council area - All industries: 0 Bus, George Town Council area - All industries: +7 Ferry, George Town Council area - All industries: 0 Tram, George Town Council area - All industries: 0 Truck, George Town Council area - All industries: +4 Motorbike/Motor scooter, George Town Council area - All industries: -10 Bicycle, George Town Council area - All industries: -12 Taxi/Other, George Town Council area - All industries: 0 Other - multiple methods, George Town Council area - All industries: +1 Worked at home, George Town Council area - All industries: +3 Did not go to work, George Town Council area - All industries: -49 Not stated, George Town Council area - All industries: +1
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 21 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in George Town Council area, compared with 1,685 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 George Town Council area shows that 1.0% used public transport, while 77.7% 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 George Town Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (72.9% compared to 65.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as passenger (3.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (2.9% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (1.0% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in George Town Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (-106 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-74 people)
  • Did not go to work (-49 people)
  • Walked only (-21 people)

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