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Method of travel to work

In Redland City 1,298 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Redland City'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
Redland City - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Train
2,5613.86.52,3043.86.0+257
Bus
1,9933.06.01,4232.35.0+570
Tram or Ferry
670.10.2770.10.3-10
Taxi
480.10.2630.10.3-15
Car - as driver
43,96965.858.838,92963.958.3+5,040
Car - as passenger
3,4285.15.53,7166.16.2-288
Truck
9531.41.11,1741.91.5-221
Motorbike
5180.81.05230.91.0-5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle2730.41.02970.50.9-24
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,0251.53.11,1121.83.1-87
Other
1,3242.01.29781.61.0+346
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3,0904.64.12,8274.64.1+263
Did not go to work
6,72210.110.06,60210.810.8+120
Not stated
8941.31.39381.51.6-44

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, Greater Brisbane: 6.5% Bus, Greater Brisbane: 6.0% Tram or Ferry, Greater Brisbane: 0.2% Taxi, Greater Brisbane: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Brisbane: 58.8% Car - as passenger, Greater Brisbane: 5.5% Truck, Greater Brisbane: 1.1% Motorbike, Greater Brisbane: 1.0% Bicycle, Greater Brisbane: 1.0% Walked only, Greater Brisbane: 3.1% Other, Greater Brisbane: 1.2% Worked at home, Greater Brisbane: 4.1% Did not go to work, Greater Brisbane: 10.0% Not stated, Greater Brisbane: 1.3% Train, Redland City: 3.8% Bus, Redland City: 3.0% Tram or Ferry, Redland City: 0.1% Taxi, Redland City: 0.1% Car - as driver, Redland City: 65.8% Car - as passenger, Redland City: 5.1% Truck, Redland City: 1.4% Motorbike, Redland City: 0.8% Bicycle, Redland City: 0.4% Walked only, Redland City: 1.5% Other, Redland City: 2.0% Worked at home, Redland City: 4.6% Did not go to work, Redland City: 10.1% Not stated, Redland City: 1.3%
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, Redland City: +257 Bus, Redland City: +570 Tram or Ferry, Redland City: -10 Taxi, Redland City: -15 Car - as driver, Redland City: +5,040 Car - as passenger, Redland City: -288 Truck, Redland City: -221 Motorbike, Redland City: -5 Bicycle, Redland City: -24 Walked only, Redland City: -87 Other, Redland City: +346 Worked at home, Redland City: +263 Did not go to work, Redland City: +120 Not stated, Redland City: -44
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 4,621 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Redland City, compared with 48,868 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 Redland City in 2011, compared to Greater Brisbane, shows that 6.9% used public transport, while 73.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.7% and 66.4% respectively in Greater Brisbane.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.8% compared to 58.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (3.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.5% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Redland City increased by 5,902 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+5,040 persons)
  • Bus (+570 persons)
  • Other (+346 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-288 persons)

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