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Method of travel to work

In the Far North District 1,206 people walked, jogged or rode their bike to work in 2013.

The Far North District'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:

'On Tuesday 5 March, what was the one main way you travelled to work – that is, the one you used for the greatest distance?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Far North District20132006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Drove a car, truck or van
11,69456.059.012,10853.557.1-414
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus
7203.43.99664.34.6-246
Motorbike or power cycle
2461.21.42251.01.2+21
Train
90.00.090.00.00
Public bus
510.20.4450.20.3+6
Bicycle
1260.60.91170.50.8+9
Walked or jogged
1,0805.24.61,2365.54.8-156
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3,39016.213.53,59415.913.4-204
Did not go to work on census day
2,11510.110.82,33410.310.7-219
Other
2431.20.81440.60.5+99
Not stated / included
1,2215.84.71,8368.16.4-615

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2013
Method of travel to work, 2013 Drove a car, truck or van, Northland Region: 59.0% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Northland Region: 3.9% Motorbike or power cycle, Northland Region: 1.4% Train, Northland Region: 0.0% Public bus, Northland Region: 0.4% Bicycle, Northland Region: 0.9% Walked or jogged, Northland Region: 4.6% Worked at home, Northland Region: 13.5% Did not go to work on census day, Northland Region: 10.8% Other, Northland Region: 0.8% Drove a car, truck or van, Far North District: 56.0% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Far North District: 3.4% Motorbike or power cycle, Far North District: 1.2% Train, Far North District: 0.0% Public bus, Far North District: 0.2% Bicycle, Far North District: 0.6% Walked or jogged, Far North District: 5.2% Worked at home, Far North District: 16.2% Did not go to work on census day, Far North District: 10.1% Other, Far North District: 1.2%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2013
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2013 Drove a car, truck or van, Far North District: -414 Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Far North District: -246 Motorbike or power cycle, Far North District: +21 Train, Far North District: 0 Public bus, Far North District: +6 Bicycle, Far North District: +9 Walked or jogged, Far North District: -156 Worked at home, Far North District: -204 Did not go to work on census day, Far North District: -219 Other, Far North District: +99
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2013, there were 60 people who caught public transport to work (train or bus) in Far North District, compared with 12,660 who drove in private vehicles (as a driver, or passenger).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that 0.3% used public transport, while 60.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.4% and 64.2% respectively in the Northland Region.

The major differences between the main method of travel to work of the population in the Far North District and the Northland Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (16.2% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who drove a car, truck or van (56.0% compared to 59.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Far North District decreased by 1,719 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the Far North District between 2006 and 2013 were for those nominated:

  • Drove a car, truck or van (-414 persons)
  • Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (-246 persons)
  • Did not go to work on census day (-219 persons)
  • Worked at home (-204 persons)

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