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Balonne Shire

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Balonne Shire have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Queensland.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Balonne 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
Balonne Shire 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver33344.342.938945.736.2-56
Car, as passenger283.76.9485.66.3-20
Train00.00.300.00.20
Bus00.01.400.01.10
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck101.31.7202.32.5-10
Motorbike/Motor scooter70.91.1182.11.2-11
Bicycle00.00.300.00.30
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.00
Other - multiple methods324.33.4182.14.0+14
Walked only547.28.1607.09.0-6
Worked at home23531.327.523727.832.1-2
Did not go to work425.65.3495.85.5-7
Not stated101.31.0131.51.7-3

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, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 42.9% Car, as passenger, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.9% Train, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.3% Bus, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.4% Ferry, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.0% Tram, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.0% Truck, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.1% Bicycle, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.3% Taxi/Other, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.4% Worked at home, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 27.5% Did not go to work, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 5.3% Not stated, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.0% Car, as driver, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 44.3% Car, as passenger, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.7% Train, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Bus, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Ferry, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Tram, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Truck, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.9% Bicycle, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.3% Worked at home, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 31.3% Did not go to work, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 5.6% Not stated, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.3%
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, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -56 Car, as passenger, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -20 Train, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Bus, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Ferry, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Tram, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Truck, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -10 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -11 Bicycle, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Taxi/Other, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Other - multiple methods, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +14 Worked at home, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -2 Did not go to work, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -7 Not stated, Balonne Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -3
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 Balonne Shire, compared with 371 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 Balonne Shire shows that 0.0% used public transport, while 49.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.7% and 51.5% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) travelled to work by Worked at home (31.3% compared to 27.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) travelled to work by Car, as driver (44.3% compared to 42.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (3.7% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) travelled to work by Bus (0.0% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Balonne Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (-56 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-20 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (+14 people)
  • Motorbike/Motor scooter (-11 people)

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