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Paroo Shire

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Paroo Shire, there is a lower proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Queensland workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the Paroo 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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Resident workers method of travel to work
Paroo Shire 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver37651.764.139145.861.2-15
Car, as passenger304.15.3556.46.1-25
Train003.240.53.5-4
Bus003.6003.9--
Ferry000.1000.1--
Tram000.1000.0--
Truck81.10.9131.51.3-5
Motorbike/Motor scooter152.10.950.60.9+10
Bicycle001.040.51.1-4
Taxi/Other000.230.40.2-3
Other - multiple methods253.41.5313.61.4-6
Walked only8912.23.39210.83.7-3
Worked at home12016.55.315518.24.9-35
Did not go to work537.39.7748.710.2-21
Not stated111.50.9263.01.4-15
Total 727100.0100.0853100.0100.0-126

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 0 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Paroo Shire, compared with 429 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 Paroo Shire shows that 0% used public transport, while 59.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.0% and 71.2% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the Paroo Shire and the Queensland workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (51.7% compared to 64.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (16.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who walked only (12.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Worked at home (-35 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-25 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-21 resident workers)
  • Car, as driver (-15 resident workers)

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