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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Parkes Shire have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as Manufacturing.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Manufacturing %Number%Manufacturing %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver3,76664.675.53,60359.770.9+163
Car, as passenger3516.06.74046.77.4-53
Train30.10.070.10.0-4
Bus250.40.0681.10.9-43
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck821.41.91111.80.9-29
Motorbike/Motor scooter280.50.0280.50.90
Bicycle160.30.0310.51.2-15
Taxi/Other230.40.0260.40.9-3
Other - multiple methods861.50.0931.51.2-7
Walked only3295.64.33756.22.7-46
Worked at home4617.92.44998.33.0-38
Did not go to work59210.29.168611.49.2-94
Not stated701.20.01051.70.9-35

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, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 75.5% Car, as passenger, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 6.7% Train, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Bus, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Ferry, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Tram, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Truck, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 1.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Bicycle, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Worked at home, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 2.4% Did not go to work, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 9.1% Not stated, Parkes Shire - Manufacturing : 0.0% Car, as driver, Parkes Shire - All industries : 64.6% Car, as passenger, Parkes Shire - All industries : 6.0% Train, Parkes Shire - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Parkes Shire - All industries : 0.4% Ferry, Parkes Shire - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Parkes Shire - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Parkes Shire - All industries : 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Parkes Shire - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, Parkes Shire - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, Parkes Shire - All industries : 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Parkes Shire - All industries : 1.5% Worked at home, Parkes Shire - All industries : 7.9% Did not go to work, Parkes Shire - All industries : 10.2% Not stated, Parkes Shire - All industries : 1.2%
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, Parkes Shire - All industries: +163 Car, as passenger, Parkes Shire - All industries: -53 Train, Parkes Shire - All industries: -4 Bus, Parkes Shire - All industries: -43 Ferry, Parkes Shire - All industries: 0 Tram, Parkes Shire - All industries: 0 Truck, Parkes Shire - All industries: -29 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Parkes Shire - All industries: 0 Bicycle, Parkes Shire - All industries: -15 Taxi/Other, Parkes Shire - All industries: -3 Other - multiple methods, Parkes Shire - All industries: -7 Worked at home, Parkes Shire - All industries: -38 Did not go to work, Parkes Shire - All industries: -94 Not stated, Parkes Shire - All industries: -35
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 28 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Parkes Shire, compared with 4,199 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 Parkes Shire shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 72.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 84.1% respectively in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Parkes Shire and Manufacturing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (7.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Other - multiple methods (1.5% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (5.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (64.6% compared to 75.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+163 people)
  • Did not go to work (-94 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-53 people)
  • Walked only (-46 people)

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