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Department of State Growth

Journey to Work Report

Data Analysis of 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data relating to journey to work patterns.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census gathers data on an individual's usual residence, address of workplace and method of journey to work.  This data can be used to obtain the modes, origins and destinations of employed people travelling to work - allowing analysis to be undertaken on journey to work patterns.

Journey to work data provides a practical way to measure travel behaviour, the results of which can influence policy and planning decisions in a number of areas, including land use planning, the provision of passenger transport services and infrastructure investment.

This analysis examines journey to work data from the 2011 ABS Census, from Statewide, Regional and Local Government Area (LGA) perspectives, with particular focus on Tasmania's two major population centres - Hobart and Launceston, including a high level comparison to 2001 journey to work data.