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Thames-Coromandel District

Method of travel to work

In the Thames-Coromandel District 1,131 people walked, jogged or rode their bike to work in 2013.

The Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Drove a car, truck or van6,15653.760.36,41752.858.8-261
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus3272.93.54563.84.4-129
Motorbike or power cycle1201.02.11171.01.8+3
Train----0.160.00.0--
Public bus150.11.0120.10.7+3
Bicycle2792.41.92672.21.7+12
Walked or jogged8527.44.79037.45.0-51
Worked at home1,68014.611.31,65613.611.3+24
Did not go to work on census day1,48512.910.41,52112.510.4-36
Other660.60.6540.40.5+12
Not stated / included4924.34.27446.15.4-252

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, Waikato Region: 60.3% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Waikato Region: 3.5% Motorbike or power cycle, Waikato Region: 2.1% Train, Waikato Region: 0.1% Public bus, Waikato Region: 1.0% Bicycle, Waikato Region: 1.9% Walked or jogged, Waikato Region: 4.7% Worked at home, Waikato Region: 11.3% Did not go to work on census day, Waikato Region: 10.4% Other, Waikato Region: 0.6% Drove a car, truck or van, Thames-Coromandel District: 53.7% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.9% Motorbike or power cycle, Thames-Coromandel District: 1.0% Public bus, Thames-Coromandel District: 0.1% Bicycle, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.4% Walked or jogged, Thames-Coromandel District: 7.4% Worked at home, Thames-Coromandel District: 14.6% Did not go to work on census day, Thames-Coromandel District: 12.9% Other, Thames-Coromandel District: 0.6%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: -261 Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Thames-Coromandel District: -129 Motorbike or power cycle, Thames-Coromandel District: +3 Public bus, Thames-Coromandel District: +3 Bicycle, Thames-Coromandel District: +12 Walked or jogged, Thames-Coromandel District: -51 Worked at home, Thames-Coromandel District: +24 Did not go to work on census day, Thames-Coromandel District: -36 Other, Thames-Coromandel District: +12
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 15 people who caught public transport to work (train or bus) in Thames-Coromandel District, compared with 6,603 who drove in private vehicles (as a driver, or passenger).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 compared to the Waikato Region shows that 0.1% used public transport, while 57.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.0% and 65.9% respectively in the Waikato Region.

The major differences between the main method of travel to work of the population in the Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (14.6% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked or jogged (7.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work on census day (12.9% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who drove a car, truck or van (53.7% compared to 60.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Thames-Coromandel District decreased by 681 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Drove a car, truck or van (-261 persons)
  • Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (-129 persons)
  • Walked or jogged (-51 persons)

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