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Western Rural

Method of travel to work

In Western Rural 75 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Western Rural'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
Western Rural - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2006 to 2011
Train
00.00.000.00.00
Bus
00.00.430.20.6-3
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
00.00.200.00.20
Car - as driver
99859.167.191257.463.5+86
Car - as passenger
834.96.6634.07.0+20
Truck
563.32.1422.62.6+14
Motorbike
40.20.7140.90.9-10
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.430.20.6-3
map this data in atlas.idWalked only754.53.6744.64.5+2
Other
120.71.1211.31.2-10
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home29217.36.329718.76.7-5
Did not go to work
1398.29.81338.410.5+5
Not stated
301.81.6271.71.6+2

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, 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% Train, Western Rural: 0.0% Bus, Western Rural: 0.0% Tram or Ferry, Western Rural: 0.0% Taxi, Western Rural: 0.0% Car - as driver, Western Rural: 59.1% Car - as passenger, Western Rural: 4.9% Truck, Western Rural: 3.3% Motorbike, Western Rural: 0.2% Bicycle, Western Rural: 0.0% Walked only, Western Rural: 4.5% Other, Western Rural: 0.7% Worked at home, Western Rural: 17.3% Did not go to work, Western Rural: 8.2% Not stated, Western Rural: 1.8%
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, Western Rural: 0 Bus, Western Rural: -3 Tram or Ferry, Western Rural: 0 Taxi, Western Rural: 0 Car - as driver, Western Rural: +86 Car - as passenger, Western Rural: +20 Truck, Western Rural: +14 Motorbike, Western Rural: -10 Bicycle, Western Rural: -3 Walked only, Western Rural: +2 Other, Western Rural: -10 Worked at home, Western Rural: -5 Did not go to work, Western Rural: +5 Not stated, Western Rural: +2
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 0 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Western Rural, compared with 1,141 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 Western Rural in 2011, compared to Tamworth Regional Council, shows that 0.0% used public transport, while 67.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.5% and 76.5% respectively in Tamworth Regional Council.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Western Rural and Tamworth Regional Council were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (17.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.1% compared to 67.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (4.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (8.2% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Western Rural increased by 99 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Western Rural between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+86 persons)

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