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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than NSW.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver21,24772.357.820,15570.257.6+1,092
Car, as passenger1,7135.84.31,9276.75.0-214
Train390.111.2300.19.3+9
Bus3921.34.44041.44.2-12
Ferry110.00.280.00.2+3
Tram30.00.100.00.0+3
Truck3171.11.04071.41.2-90
Motorbike/Motor scooter2650.90.62530.90.6+12
Bicycle1580.50.71720.60.7-14
Taxi/Other490.20.2570.20.2-8
Other - multiple methods4051.41.23901.41.1+15
Walked only7282.53.97552.64.1-27
Worked at home1,0873.74.81,0043.54.6+83
Did not go to work2,6839.18.72,7739.79.5-90
Not stated2921.01.03831.31.5-91

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, NSW : 57.8% Car, as passenger, NSW : 4.3% Train, NSW : 11.2% Bus, NSW : 4.4% Ferry, NSW : 0.2% Tram, NSW : 0.1% Truck, NSW : 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, NSW : 0.6% Bicycle, NSW : 0.7% Taxi/Other, NSW : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, NSW : 1.2% Worked at home, NSW : 4.8% Did not go to work, NSW : 8.7% Not stated, NSW : 1.0% Car, as driver, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 72.3% Car, as passenger, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 5.8% Train, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 1.3% Ferry, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 0.9% Bicycle, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 0.5% Taxi/Other, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 1.4% Worked at home, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 3.7% Did not go to work, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 9.1% Not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries : 1.0%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +1,092 Car, as passenger, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -214 Train, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +9 Bus, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -12 Ferry, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +3 Tram, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +3 Truck, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -90 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +12 Bicycle, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -14 Taxi/Other, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -8 Other - multiple methods, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +15 Worked at home, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +83 Did not go to work, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -90 Not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -91
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 442 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, compared with 23,280 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area shows that 1.5% used public transport, while 79.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.8% and 63.1% respectively in NSW.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (72.3% compared to 57.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as passenger (5.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (0.1% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (1.3% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,092 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-214 people)
  • Truck (-90 people)
  • Did not go to work (-90 people)

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