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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Transport >> Method of travel to work >> Mersey-Lyell Region

At August 2001, there were 38,063 employed residents of the Mersey-Lyell Region. On 7 August 2001 (Census day), some 69.9% of these employed residents travelled to work by car, 63.5% as a driver and 6.4% as a passenger.

In the Mersey-Lyell Region, the local government areas (LGAs) of Devonport, Burnie and the Central Coast had the highest proportion of employed persons who travelled to work by car, 74.0%, 73.5% and 71.7% respectively.


METHOD OF TRAVEL TO WORK, Mersey-Lyell local government areas - Census 2001(a)(b)
Car as driver
Car as passenger
Bus
Motor bike/
scooter
Bicycle
Walked only
Other(c)
Total(d)

Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
no.

Burnie
66.3
7.2
1.0
0.5
0.4
5.1
19.7
6,533
Central Coast
65.9
5.8
0.5
0.4
0.4
3.6
23.3
7,146
Circular Head
54.9
5.0
0.2
2.5
0.7
8.4
28.3
3,335
Devonport
67.7
6.3
0.5
0.4
1.0
5.3
18.7
8,373
Kentish
55.3
4.9
0.2
0.8
0.3
5.8
32.6
1,838
King Island
52.0
7.7
-
1.2
0.4
10.3
28.4
897
Latrobe
65.3
5.5
0.7
0.5
0.3
4.3
23.4
3,074
Waratah
62.1
5.7
1.2
0.3
0.5
4.6
25.7
4,625
West Coast
57.3
10.9
0.5
0.3
0.3
10.0
20.7
2,241
Total
63.5
6.4
0.6
0.6
0.5
5.5
22.8
38,063

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Persons asked how they got to work on 7 August 2001.
(b) Totals may vary slightly due to randomisation of small cells of data.
(c) Includes ferry, taxi, multiple methods of travel to work, worked at home and did not go to work. Excludes method of travel not stated.
(d) Includes persons employed at the time of Census.

Source: ABS data available on request, 2001 Census of Population and Housing.


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