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Method of travel to work

In the Upper Hutt City 957 people walked, jogged or rode their bike to work in 2013.

The Upper 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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Drove a car, truck or van
11,52059.147.411,31658.148.5+204
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus
8734.54.59875.15.3-114
Motorbike or power cycle
2071.11.31140.60.8+93
Train
1,7859.26.21,5968.25.8+189
Public bus
4322.27.64502.37.6-18
Bicycle
2641.42.42851.51.7-21
Walked or jogged
6933.69.87593.98.8-66
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home9514.96.28674.55.7+84
Did not go to work on census day
2,11210.810.32,05510.510.1+57
Other
1230.61.11080.60.9+15
Not stated / included
5432.83.29424.84.7-399

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, Upper Hutt City: 59.1% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Upper Hutt City: 4.5% Motorbike or power cycle, Upper Hutt City: 1.1% Train, Upper Hutt City: 9.2% Public bus, Upper Hutt City: 2.2% Bicycle, Upper Hutt City: 1.4% Walked or jogged, Upper Hutt City: 3.6% Worked at home, Upper Hutt City: 4.9% Did not go to work on census day, Upper Hutt City: 10.8% Other, Upper Hutt City: 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, Upper Hutt City: +204 Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Upper Hutt City: -114 Motorbike or power cycle, Upper Hutt City: +93 Train, Upper Hutt City: +189 Public bus, Upper Hutt City: -18 Bicycle, Upper Hutt City: -21 Walked or jogged, Upper Hutt City: -66 Worked at home, Upper Hutt City: +84 Did not go to work on census day, Upper Hutt City: +57 Other, Upper Hutt City: +15
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 2,217 people who caught public transport to work (train or bus) in Upper Hutt City, compared with 12,600 who drove in private vehicles (as a driver, or passenger).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the Upper Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that 11.4% used public transport, while 64.6% 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 Upper Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who drove a car, truck or van (59.1% compared to 47.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who used the train (9.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked or jogged (3.6% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who used public buses (2.2% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper Hutt City increased by 24 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Drove a car, truck or van (+204 persons)
  • Train (+189 persons)
  • Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (-114 persons)
  • Motorbike or power cycle (+93 persons)

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