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District Council of Grant

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within District Council of Grant, there is a similar proportion of local workers using public transport to get to work as the Other Services 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 District Council of Grant 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 District Council of Grant, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. District Council of Grant is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for District Council of Grant.

Local workers method of travel to work
District Council of Grant - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%Other Services %
Car, as driver1,39261.150.0
Car, as passenger713.10.0
Train00.00.0
Bus80.40.0
Ferry00.00.0
Tram00.00.0
Truck411.80.0
Motorbike/Motor scooter180.80.0
Bicycle70.30.0
Taxi/Other00.00.0
Other - multiple methods431.90.0
Walked only1024.513.9
Worked at home35115.427.8
Did not go to work2139.48.3
Not stated311.40.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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, Other Services: 50.0% Car, as passenger, Other Services: 0.0% Train, Other Services: 0.0% Bus, Other Services: 0.0% Ferry, Other Services: 0.0% Tram, Other Services: 0.0% Truck, Other Services: 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Other Services: 0.0% Bicycle, Other Services: 0.0% Taxi/Other, Other Services: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Other Services: 0.0% Worked at home, Other Services: 27.8% Did not go to work, Other Services: 8.3% Not stated, Other Services: 0.0% Car, as driver, All industries: 61.1% Car, as passenger, All industries: 3.1% Train, All industries: 0.0% Bus, All industries: 0.4% Ferry, All industries: 0.0% Tram, All industries: 0.0% Truck, All industries: 1.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, All industries: 0.8% Bicycle, All industries: 0.3% Taxi/Other, All industries: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, All industries: 1.9% Worked at home, All industries: 15.4% Did not go to work, All industries: 9.4% Not stated, All industries: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 8 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in District Council of Grant, compared with 1,504 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 District Council of Grant in 2016 compared to the Other Services workforce within District Council of Grant shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 66.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.0% and 50.0% respectively in the Other Services workforce within District Council of Grant.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in District Council of Grant and the Other Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers Car, as driver (61.1% compared to 50.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers Car, as passenger (3.1% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers Worked at home (15.4% compared to 27.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers Walked only (4.5% compared to 13.9%)
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