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Method of travel to work

In the Gunnedah Shire 282 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The Gunnedah Shire'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
Gunnedah Shire - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Train
00.00.800.00.80
Bus
120.20.9220.50.9-10
Tram or Ferry
00.00.030.10.0-3
Taxi
250.50.1100.20.2+15
Car - as driver
3,35362.265.22,75958.561.6+594
Car - as passenger
3797.05.93226.86.6+57
Truck
1392.61.61573.32.0-18
Motorbike
340.60.7290.60.7+5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle150.30.7270.60.8-12
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2675.04.02765.94.7-9
Other
1232.31.3741.61.2+49
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4688.75.747510.16.4-7
Did not go to work
4849.011.44649.812.2+20
Not stated
911.71.6972.11.9-6

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, Regional NSW: 0.8% Bus, Regional NSW: 0.9% Tram or Ferry, Regional NSW: 0.0% Taxi, Regional NSW: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional NSW: 65.2% Car - as passenger, Regional NSW: 5.9% Truck, Regional NSW: 1.6% Motorbike, Regional NSW: 0.7% Bicycle, Regional NSW: 0.7% Walked only, Regional NSW: 4.0% Other, Regional NSW: 1.3% Worked at home, Regional NSW: 5.7% Did not go to work, Regional NSW: 11.4% Not stated, Regional NSW: 1.6% Train, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Bus, Gunnedah Shire: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Taxi, Gunnedah Shire: 0.5% Car - as driver, Gunnedah Shire: 62.2% Car - as passenger, Gunnedah Shire: 7.0% Truck, Gunnedah Shire: 2.6% Motorbike, Gunnedah Shire: 0.6% Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire: 0.3% Walked only, Gunnedah Shire: 5.0% Other, Gunnedah Shire: 2.3% Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire: 8.7% Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire: 9.0% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 1.7%
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, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Bus, Gunnedah Shire: -10 Tram or Ferry, Gunnedah Shire: -3 Taxi, Gunnedah Shire: +15 Car - as driver, Gunnedah Shire: +594 Car - as passenger, Gunnedah Shire: +57 Truck, Gunnedah Shire: -18 Motorbike, Gunnedah Shire: +5 Bicycle, Gunnedah Shire: -12 Walked only, Gunnedah Shire: -9 Other, Gunnedah Shire: +49 Worked at home, Gunnedah Shire: -7 Did not go to work, Gunnedah Shire: +20 Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: -6
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 12 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gunnedah Shire, compared with 3,905 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 the Gunnedah Shire in 2011, compared to Regional NSW, shows that 0.2% used public transport, while 72.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.7% and 73.4% respectively in Regional NSW.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (8.7% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (7.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.2% compared to 65.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (9.0% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gunnedah Shire increased by 675 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+594 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+57 persons)

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