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Method of travel to work

In the Ruapehu District 570 people walked, jogged or rode their bike to work in 2013.

The Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Drove a car, truck or van2,76950.259.73,12047.656.8-351
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus2945.33.93905.94.6-96
Motorbike or power cycle1532.81.91382.11.7+15
Train----0.2----0.1--
Public bus120.20.8180.30.7-6
Bicycle961.73.01201.83.0-24
Walked or jogged4748.66.165410.06.4-180
Worked at home77414.09.387913.48.8-105
Did not go to work on census day5379.710.65858.99.9-48
Other420.80.7781.20.6-36
Not stated / included3636.64.05798.87.5-216

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 59.7% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.9% Motorbike or power cycle, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.9% Train, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.2% Public bus, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.8% Bicycle, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.0% Walked or jogged, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.1% Worked at home, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 9.3% Did not go to work on census day, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 10.6% Other, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.7% Drove a car, truck or van, Ruapehu District: 50.2% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Ruapehu District: 5.3% Motorbike or power cycle, Ruapehu District: 2.8% Public bus, Ruapehu District: 0.2% Bicycle, Ruapehu District: 1.7% Walked or jogged, Ruapehu District: 8.6% Worked at home, Ruapehu District: 14.0% Did not go to work on census day, Ruapehu District: 9.7% Other, Ruapehu District: 0.8%
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, Ruapehu District: -351 Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Ruapehu District: -96 Motorbike or power cycle, Ruapehu District: +15 Public bus, Ruapehu District: -6 Bicycle, Ruapehu District: -24 Walked or jogged, Ruapehu District: -180 Worked at home, Ruapehu District: -105 Did not go to work on census day, Ruapehu District: -48 Other, Ruapehu District: -36
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 12 people who caught public transport to work (train or bus) in Ruapehu District, compared with 3,216 who drove in private vehicles (as a driver, or passenger).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that 0.2% used public transport, while 58.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.9% and 65.5% respectively in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

The major differences between the main method of travel to work of the population in the Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (14.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked or jogged (8.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who were passengers in a car, truck, van or company bus (5.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who drove a car, truck or van (50.2% compared to 59.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ruapehu District decreased by 1,047 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Drove a car, truck or van (-351 persons)
  • Walked or jogged (-180 persons)
  • Worked at home (-105 persons)
  • Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (-96 persons)

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