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Noosa Shire Council area

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Noosa Shire Council area 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 Noosa Shire Council area'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
Noosa Shire Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver14,02463.764.112,80261.761.2+1,222
Car, as passenger1,0054.65.31,0665.16.1-61
Train730.33.2640.33.5+9
Bus4061.83.63031.53.9+103
Ferry90.00.140.00.1+5
Tram50.00.130.00.0+2
Truck2000.90.92511.21.3-51
Motorbike/Motor scooter2381.10.92211.10.9+17
Bicycle1840.81.02191.11.1-35
Taxi/Other220.10.2270.10.2-5
Other - multiple methods3791.71.53121.51.4+67
Walked only6673.03.37143.43.7-47
Worked at home2,29210.45.31,9479.44.9+345
Did not go to work2,26410.39.72,46811.910.2-204
Not stated2491.10.93331.61.4-84

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 : 64.1% Car, as passenger, Queensland : 5.3% Train, Queensland : 3.2% Bus, Queensland : 3.6% Ferry, Queensland : 0.1% Tram, Queensland : 0.1% Truck, Queensland : 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Queensland : 0.9% Bicycle, Queensland : 1.0% Taxi/Other, Queensland : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Queensland : 1.5% Worked at home, Queensland : 5.3% Did not go to work, Queensland : 9.7% Not stated, Queensland : 0.9% Car, as driver, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 63.7% Car, as passenger, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 4.6% Train, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 0.3% Bus, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 1.8% Ferry, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 1.1% Bicycle, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 0.8% Taxi/Other, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 1.7% Worked at home, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 10.4% Did not go to work, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 10.3% Not stated, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries : 1.1%
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, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +1,222 Car, as passenger, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -61 Train, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +9 Bus, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +103 Ferry, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +5 Tram, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +2 Truck, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -51 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +17 Bicycle, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -35 Taxi/Other, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -5 Other - multiple methods, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +67 Worked at home, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +345 Did not go to work, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -204 Not stated, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -84
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 488 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Noosa Shire Council area, compared with 15,234 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 Noosa Shire Council area shows that 2.2% used public transport, while 69.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.9% and 70.4% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Noosa Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (10.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (0.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (1.8% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Noosa Shire Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,222 people)
  • Worked at home (+345 people)
  • Did not go to work (-204 people)
  • Bus (+103 people)

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