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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Parkes Shire have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

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%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver9683.571.613171.670.7-35
Car, as passenger65.23.5116.04.3-5
Train00.07.400.06.20
Bus00.02.700.02.30
Ferry00.00.100.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck43.51.042.21.40
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.631.60.6-3
Bicycle00.00.542.20.6-4
Taxi/Other00.00.100.00.20
Other - multiple methods00.01.000.01.00
Walked only00.02.152.72.3-5
Worked at home65.24.231.64.6+3
Did not go to work32.64.6189.85.0-15
Not stated00.00.342.20.8-4

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, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 71.6% Car, as passenger, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 3.5% Train, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 7.4% Bus, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 2.7% Ferry, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 0.1% Tram, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 0.0% Truck, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 0.6% Bicycle, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 0.5% Taxi/Other, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 1.0% Worked at home, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 4.2% Did not go to work, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 4.6% Not stated, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 0.3% Car, as driver, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 83.5% Car, as passenger, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 5.2% Train, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Bus, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Ferry, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Tram, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Truck, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 3.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Bicycle, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Worked at home, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 5.2% Did not go to work, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 2.6% Not stated, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0%
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, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: -35 Car, as passenger, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: -5 Train, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Bus, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Ferry, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Tram, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Truck, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: -3 Bicycle, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: -4 Taxi/Other, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Other - multiple methods, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Worked at home, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: +3 Did not go to work, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: -15 Not stated, Parkes Shire - Wholesale Trade: -4
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 0 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Parkes Shire, compared with 106 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 0.0% used public transport, while 92.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.2% and 76.2% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of Parkes Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) travelled to work by Car, as driver (83.5% compared to 71.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) travelled to work by Truck (3.5% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) travelled to work by Train (0.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) travelled to work by Bus (0.0% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (-35 people)
  • Did not go to work (-15 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-5 people)
  • Walked only (-5 people)

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