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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Method of travel to work - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Within the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, there is a lower proportion of local Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workers using public transport to get to work than the Mining workforce.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

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

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver5,22240.455.04,51634.759.3+706
Car, as passenger4113.28.05194.07.8-108
Train30.00.500.00.2+3
Bus120.12.6120.11.90
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck1761.42.42271.71.1-51
Motorbike/Motor scooter1741.30.41631.30.4+11
Bicycle320.20.3410.30.4-9
Taxi/Other00.00.000.00.10
Other - multiple methods4263.36.04773.74.9-51
Walked only9787.63.31,0648.23.3-86
Worked at home4,66036.11.15,02838.61.5-368
Did not go to work7095.519.97305.618.2-21
Not stated1220.90.62411.91.0-119

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Mining: 55.0% Car, as passenger, Mining: 8.0% Train, Mining: 0.5% Bus, Mining: 2.6% Ferry, Mining: 0.0% Tram, Mining: 0.0% Truck, Mining: 2.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Mining: 0.4% Bicycle, Mining: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Mining: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Mining: 6.0% Worked at home, Mining: 1.1% Did not go to work, Mining: 19.9% Not stated, Mining: 0.6% Car, as driver, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 40.4% Car, as passenger, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.2% Train, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Bus, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.1% Ferry, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Tram, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Truck, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.3% Bicycle, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.3% Worked at home, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 36.1% Did not go to work, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.5% Not stated, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +706 Car, as passenger, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -108 Train, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Bus, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Ferry, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Tram, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Truck, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -51 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +11 Bicycle, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -9 Taxi/Other, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Other - multiple methods, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -51 Worked at home, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -368 Did not go to work, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -21 Not stated, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -119
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 15 people in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, compared with 5,809 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 compared to the Mining workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region shows that 0.1% used public transport, while 44.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 3.1% and 65.4% respectively in the Mining workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Mining workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (36.1% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (40.4% compared to 55.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not go to work (5.5% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.2% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+706 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-368 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-108 local workers)
  • Walked only (-86 local workers)

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