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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Method of travel to work

In Thames-Coromandel District 1,293 people walked, jogged or rode their bike to work in 2018.

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.

Please note: Stats NZ has given Travel to work data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.


Derived from the Census question:

'What is the one main way you usually travel to work – that is, the one you used for the greatest distance?'

Note: Between 2013 and 2018, the census question was changed. As a result, the page will only present 2018 data, with time series now not possible. Learn more.

Method of travel to work
Thames-Coromandel District2018
Main method of travelNumber%Waikato Region %
Drove a car, truck or van9,09066.072.7
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus4803.53.7
Public bus240.21.1
Walked or jogged1,0177.44.1
Worked at home2,70619.615.1
Not stated / included------
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
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Dominant groups

In 2018, there were 60 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus or ferry) in Thames-Coromandel District, compared with 9,570 who drove in private vehicles (as a driver, or passenger).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 compared to Waikato Region shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 69.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.3% and 76.4% respectively in Waikato Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (19.6% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked or jogged (7.4% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who drove a car, truck or van (66.0% compared to 72.7%)

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