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Method of travel to work

In Tamworth Regional Council 996 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Train
110.00.860.00.8+5
Bus
1000.40.91400.60.9-40
Tram or Ferry
100.00.060.00.0+4
Taxi
510.20.1570.20.2-6
Car - as driver
16,58567.165.214,89363.561.6+1,692
Car - as passenger
1,6256.65.91,6337.06.6-8
Truck
5102.11.66102.62.0-100
Motorbike
1840.70.72160.90.7-32
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1080.40.71490.60.8-41
map this data in atlas.idWalked only8883.64.01,0584.54.7-170
Other
2661.11.32781.21.2-12
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,5476.35.71,5706.76.4-23
Did not go to work
2,4299.811.42,47410.512.2-45
Not stated
4051.61.63811.61.9+24

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, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.0% Bus, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.0% Taxi, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.2% Car - as driver, Tamworth Regional Council: 67.1% Car - as passenger, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.6% Truck, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.1% Motorbike, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.7% Bicycle, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.4% Walked only, Tamworth Regional Council: 3.6% Other, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.1% Worked at home, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.3% Did not go to work, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.8% Not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.6%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +5 Bus, Tamworth Regional Council: -40 Tram or Ferry, Tamworth Regional Council: +4 Taxi, Tamworth Regional Council: -6 Car - as driver, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,692 Car - as passenger, Tamworth Regional Council: -8 Truck, Tamworth Regional Council: -100 Motorbike, Tamworth Regional Council: -32 Bicycle, Tamworth Regional Council: -41 Walked only, Tamworth Regional Council: -170 Other, Tamworth Regional Council: -12 Worked at home, Tamworth Regional Council: -23 Did not go to work, Tamworth Regional Council: -45 Not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: +24
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 121 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Tamworth Regional Council, compared with 18,904 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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2011, compared to Regional NSW, shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 76.5% 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 Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.1% compared to 65.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (9.8% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 1,249 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,692 persons)
  • Walked only (-170 persons)
  • Truck (-100 persons)

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