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Method of travel to work

In the Wairoa District 216 people walked, jogged or rode their bike to work in 2013.

The Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Drove a car, truck or van1,74354.962.81,92951.860.1-186
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus1986.24.12135.75.0-15
Motorbike or power cycle1023.21.31143.11.2-12
Train----0.0----0.0--
Public bus----0.590.20.4--
Bicycle451.42.8691.92.6-24
Walked or jogged1715.44.32496.74.5-78
Worked at home37811.99.043511.78.4-57
Did not go to work on census day2738.610.32647.19.9+9
Other391.20.7361.00.5+3
Not stated / included2287.24.140510.97.5-177

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 62.8% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.1% Motorbike or power cycle, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.3% Train, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.0% Public bus, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.5% Bicycle, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.8% Walked or jogged, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.3% Worked at home, Hawke's Bay Region: 9.0% Did not go to work on census day, Hawke's Bay Region: 10.3% Other, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.7% Drove a car, truck or van, Wairoa District: 54.9% Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Wairoa District: 6.2% Motorbike or power cycle, Wairoa District: 3.2% Bicycle, Wairoa District: 1.4% Walked or jogged, Wairoa District: 5.4% Worked at home, Wairoa District: 11.9% Did not go to work on census day, Wairoa District: 8.6% Other, Wairoa 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, Wairoa District: -186 Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus, Wairoa District: -15 Motorbike or power cycle, Wairoa District: -12 Bicycle, Wairoa District: -24 Walked or jogged, Wairoa District: -78 Worked at home, Wairoa District: -57 Did not go to work on census day, Wairoa District: +9 Other, Wairoa District: +3
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 0 people who caught public transport to work (train or bus) in Wairoa District, compared with 2,043 who drove in private vehicles (as a driver, or passenger).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the Wairoa District in 2013 compared to the Hawke's Bay Region shows that 0.0% used public transport, while 64.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 0.6% and 68.2% respectively in the Hawke's Bay Region.

The major differences between the main method of travel to work of the population in the Wairoa District and the Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (11.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who were passengers in a car, truck, van or company bus (6.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who rode a motorbike or power cycle (3.2% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who drove a car, truck or van (54.9% compared to 62.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wairoa District decreased by 546 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Drove a car, truck or van (-186 persons)
  • Walked or jogged (-78 persons)
  • Worked at home (-57 persons)

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