Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Getting to Work - who uses transport data?

Information on the direction and distance of journeys to and from work is needed for transport planning and is used extensively in land use planning.

Journey to work data is required by transport authorities for the analysis of travel patterns within major metropolitan areas, the modelling of fuel usage, the forecasting of public transport patronage and the analysis of catchment areas for transport routes. This data also assists policy makers in the planning of transport systems, industrial development and the release of residential and industrial land.

Method of Travel to Work data is currently available from the Transport Access and Use topic via 2006 Census Tables. Working population tables are due to be released February 2008. ABS Information Consultancy services can provide customised data on request. Journey to Work concepts are further explained in the Place of Work Fact Sheet.

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