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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Limestone Coast region, the have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as the Construction 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 Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast 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, Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Construction %Number%Construction %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver19,67869.179.319,01665.576.7+662
Car, as passenger1,3484.73.71,6055.54.8-257
Train90.00.050.00.0+4
Bus370.10.0600.20.3-23
Ferry40.00.050.00.0-1
Tram00.00.030.00.0-3
Truck2470.91.12901.01.8-43
Motorbike/Motor scooter1290.50.61230.40.3+6
Bicycle1280.40.01650.60.2-37
Taxi/Other370.10.0440.20.0-7
Other - multiple methods3861.40.84231.50.9-37
Walked only1,0473.71.81,2164.22.3-169
Worked at home2,0637.25.52,2397.74.9-176
Did not go to work3,00210.56.13,32111.46.7-319
Not stated3821.31.05181.81.1-136

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, Construction: 79.3% Car, as passenger, Construction: 3.7% Train, Construction: 0.0% Bus, Construction: 0.0% Ferry, Construction: 0.0% Tram, Construction: 0.0% Truck, Construction: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Construction: 0.6% Bicycle, Construction: 0.0% Taxi/Other, Construction: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Construction: 0.8% Worked at home, Construction: 5.5% Did not go to work, Construction: 6.1% Not stated, Construction: 1.0% Car, as driver, All industries: 69.1% Car, as passenger, All industries: 4.7% Train, All industries: 0.0% Bus, All industries: 0.1% Ferry, All industries: 0.0% Tram, All industries: 0.0% Truck, All industries: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, All industries: 0.5% Bicycle, All industries: 0.4% Taxi/Other, All industries: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, All industries: 1.4% Worked at home, All industries: 7.2% Did not go to work, All industries: 10.5% Not stated, All industries: 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 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, All industries: +662 Car, as passenger, All industries: -257 Train, All industries: +4 Bus, All industries: -23 Ferry, All industries: -1 Tram, All industries: -3 Truck, All industries: -43 Motorbike/Motor scooter, All industries: +6 Bicycle, All industries: -37 Taxi/Other, All industries: -7 Other - multiple methods, All industries: -37 Worked at home, All industries: -176 Did not go to work, All industries: -319 Not stated, All industries: -136
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 50 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Limestone Coast region, compared with 21,273 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to the Construction workforce within Limestone Coast region shows that 0.2% used public transport, while 74.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 84.1% respectively in the Construction workforce within Limestone Coast region.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the Limestone Coast region and the Construction workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (10.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who walked only (3.7% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (7.2% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (69.1% compared to 79.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+662 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-319 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-257 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-176 local workers)

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