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Regional NT

Method of travel to work

In Regional NT 9,398 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Regional NT's commuting statistics reveal the main modes of transport by which residents get to work. 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, the number of motor vehicles available within a household, and the distance travelled to work.

Commuting data is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the availability, effectiveness and utilisation of local transport options, particularly when analysed with Residents Place of Work data and Car Ownership.

Derived from the Census question:

'How did the person get to work on Tuesday, 9 August 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Regional NT - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Train110.07.9220.16.5-11
Bus1,6574.21.31,8244.91.1-167
Tram or Ferry180.01.7480.11.5-30
Taxi1030.30.21070.30.2-4
Car - as driver16,61441.861.614,20038.161.5+2,414
Car - as passenger3,5639.04.63,0938.34.9+470
Truck3550.90.84561.21.0-101
Motorbike4181.10.42990.80.5+119
Bicycle1,1392.91.21,1463.11.1-7
Walked only8,25920.83.38,24722.13.6+12
Other1,3273.31.11,1563.11.0+171
Worked at home1,1442.94.31,3253.64.6-181
Did not go to work4,14410.49.94,36711.710.6-223
Not stated1,0092.51.69532.61.9+56

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2011
Method of travel to work, 2011 Train, Victoria: 7.9% Bus, Victoria: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, Victoria: 1.7% Taxi, Victoria: 0.2% Car - as driver, Victoria: 61.6% Car - as passenger, Victoria: 4.6% Truck, Victoria: 0.8% Motorbike, Victoria: 0.4% Bicycle, Victoria: 1.2% Walked only, Victoria: 3.3% Other, Victoria: 1.1% Worked at home, Victoria: 4.3% Did not go to work, Victoria: 9.9% Not stated, Victoria: 1.6% Train, Regional NT: 0.0% Bus, Regional NT: 4.2% Tram or Ferry, Regional NT: 0.0% Taxi, Regional NT: 0.3% Car - as driver, Regional NT: 41.8% Car - as passenger, Regional NT: 9.0% Truck, Regional NT: 0.9% Motorbike, Regional NT: 1.1% Bicycle, Regional NT: 2.9% Walked only, Regional NT: 20.8% Other, Regional NT: 3.3% Worked at home, Regional NT: 2.9% Did not go to work, Regional NT: 10.4% Not stated, Regional NT: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Regional NT: -11 Bus, Regional NT: -167 Tram or Ferry, Regional NT: -30 Taxi, Regional NT: -4 Car - as driver, Regional NT: +2,414 Car - as passenger, Regional NT: +470 Truck, Regional NT: -101 Motorbike, Regional NT: +119 Bicycle, Regional NT: -7 Walked only, Regional NT: +12 Other, Regional NT: +171 Worked at home, Regional NT: -181 Did not go to work, Regional NT: -223 Not stated, Regional NT: +56
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 1,686 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Regional NT, compared with 20,950 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in Regional NT in 2011, compared to Victoria, shows that 4.2% used public transport, while 52.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 11.0% and 67.4% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Regional NT and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (20.8% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (9.0% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (41.8% compared to 61.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Regional NT increased by 2,518 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Regional NT between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+2,414 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+470 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-223 persons)
  • Worked at home (-181 persons)

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