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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Scenic Rim Regional Council, there is a lower 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 the Scenic Rim Regional Council'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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Resident workers method of travel to work
Scenic Rim Regional Council 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver11,02965.164.110,10162.561.2+928
Car, as passenger7484.45.38585.36.1-110
Train1230.73.21440.93.5-21
Bus880.53.6930.63.9-5
Ferry30.00.1000.1+3
Tram000.1000.0--
Truck3382.00.93622.21.3-24
Motorbike/Motor scooter1140.70.91310.80.9-17
Bicycle380.21.0450.31.1-7
Taxi/Other70.00.270.00.2--
Other - multiple methods2311.41.52541.61.4-23
Walked only5843.43.36504.03.7-66
Worked at home1,5979.45.31,5889.84.9+9
Did not go to work1,82110.89.71,65910.310.2+162
Not stated2081.20.92641.61.4-56
Total 16,929100.0100.016,156100.0100.0+773

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 214 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Scenic Rim Regional Council, compared with 12,229 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 the Scenic Rim Regional Council shows that 1.3% used public transport, while 72.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.0% and 71.2% respectively in Queensland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Queensland workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (9.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0.5% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (0.7% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (10.8% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+928 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+162 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-110 resident workers)
  • Walked only (-66 resident workers)

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