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Method of travel to work

In the Hutt City 2,631 people walked, jogged or rode their bike to work in 2013.

The Hutt 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:

'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
Hutt City20132006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Drove a car, truck or van
25,18853.847.426,93154.548.5-1,743
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus
2,2864.94.52,8325.75.3-546
Motorbike or power cycle
4140.91.33000.60.8+114
Train
4,6029.86.24,4289.05.8+174
Public bus
2,3525.07.62,2084.57.6+144
Bicycle
8491.82.46271.31.7+222
Walked or jogged
1,7823.89.81,9083.98.8-126
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2,2564.86.22,1574.45.7+99
Did not go to work on census day
4,79410.210.34,7799.710.1+15
Other
5221.11.14620.90.9+60
Not stated / included
1,7763.83.22,7665.64.7-990

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, Wellington Region: 47.4% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Wellington Region: 4.5% Motorbike or power cycle, Wellington Region: 1.3% Train, Wellington Region: 6.2% Public bus, Wellington Region: 7.6% Bicycle, Wellington Region: 2.4% Walked or jogged, Wellington Region: 9.8% Worked at home, Wellington Region: 6.2% Did not go to work on census day, Wellington Region: 10.3% Other, Wellington Region: 1.1% Drove a car, truck or van, Hutt City: 53.8% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Hutt City: 4.9% Motorbike or power cycle, Hutt City: 0.9% Train, Hutt City: 9.8% Public bus, Hutt City: 5.0% Bicycle, Hutt City: 1.8% Walked or jogged, Hutt City: 3.8% Worked at home, Hutt City: 4.8% Did not go to work on census day, Hutt City: 10.2% Other, Hutt City: 1.1%
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, Hutt City: -1,743 Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Hutt City: -546 Motorbike or power cycle, Hutt City: +114 Train, Hutt City: +174 Public bus, Hutt City: +144 Bicycle, Hutt City: +222 Walked or jogged, Hutt City: -126 Worked at home, Hutt City: +99 Did not go to work on census day, Hutt City: +15 Other, Hutt City: +60
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 6,954 people who caught public transport to work (train or bus) in Hutt City, compared with 27,888 who drove in private vehicles (as a driver, or passenger).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that 14.9% used public transport, while 59.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.9% and 53.1% respectively in the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the main method of travel to work of the population in the Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who drove a car, truck or van (53.8% compared to 47.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who used the train (9.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked or jogged (3.8% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who used public buses (5.0% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hutt City decreased by 2,577 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Drove a car, truck or van (-1,743 persons)
  • Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (-546 persons)
  • Bicycle (+222 persons)
  • Train (+174 persons)

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