Redland City

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Redland City, there is a similar proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Queensland workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Redland City'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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
Redland City20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver47,63062.060.047,70168.064.1-71
Car, as passenger2,8313.74.53,0654.45.3-234
Motorbike/Motor scooter4390.60.75730.80.9-134
Other - multiple methods3750.50.61,5282.21.5-1,153
Walked only8331.12.61,0681.53.3-235
Worked at home11,66815.214.13,5045.05.3+8,164
Did not go to work8,68811.311.16,9139.89.7+1,775
Not stated2900.40.54560.60.9-166
Total 76,806100.0100.070,184100.0100.0+6,622

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2021, there were 2,252 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Redland City, compared with 51,580 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 Redland City shows that 2.9% used public transport, while 67.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 3.9% and 66.0% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Redland City and the Queensland workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (62.0% compared to 60.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.1% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (15.2% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by ferry (1.0% compared to 0.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Redland City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Worked at home (+8,164 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+1,775 resident workers)
  • Other - multiple methods (-1,153 resident workers)
  • Train (-1,080 resident workers)

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