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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, there is a lower proportion of local workers using public transport to get to work than Queensland.

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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver62,26667.864.359,02664.261.3+3,240
Car, as passenger5,5256.05.36,5137.16.1-988
Train610.13.2370.03.5+24
Bus5870.63.47300.83.8-143
Ferry320.00.1200.00.1+12
Tram00.00.100.00.00
Truck9741.10.91,2811.41.3-307
Motorbike/Motor scooter8470.90.91,0341.10.9-187
Bicycle7370.81.09551.01.1-218
Taxi/Other1130.10.21350.10.2-22
Other - multiple methods1,0641.21.51,2481.41.4-184
Walked only3,3473.63.33,7924.13.7-445
Worked at home6,1926.75.36,2596.84.9-67
Did not go to work8,9779.89.79,33210.110.2-355
Not stated1,1801.30.91,6041.71.4-424

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, Queensland: 64.3% Car, as passenger, Queensland: 5.3% Train, Queensland: 3.2% Bus, Queensland: 3.4% 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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 67.8% Car, as passenger, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.0% Train, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.1% Bus, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.6% Ferry, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Tram, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Truck, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Bicycle, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.8% Taxi/Other, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.2% Worked at home, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.7% Did not go to work, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.8% Not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +3,240 Car, as passenger, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -988 Train, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +24 Bus, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -143 Ferry, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +12 Tram, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0 Truck, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -307 Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -187 Bicycle, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -218 Taxi/Other, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -22 Other - multiple methods, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -184 Worked at home, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -67 Did not go to work, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -355 Not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -424
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 680 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, compared with 68,765 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 74.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.8% and 70.6% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (67.8% compared to 64.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (6.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.6% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,240 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-988 local workers)
  • Walked only (-445 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-355 local workers)

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