Derived from the Census question:
'On Tuesday March 5, what was the one main way you travelled to work that is, the one you used for the greatest distance?'
This is NOT a multi-response question.
Method of travel to work
Commuting statistics reveal the main mode of transport used to get to work. Commuting data is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of local public transport, and their management of congestion in large cities. Factors that can influence the mode of transport used include:
- the availability of affordable and effective public transport options;
- the number of motor vehicles available within a household; and
- the travel distance to work which, for example, can allow people to walk or bicycle to their place of employment.
The data presented is for the population aged over 15.
|Main method of travel to work|
|Te Waipounamu - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Travel method||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Drove a car, truck or van||22,686||59.3||59.4||20,154||56.2||57.8||+2,532||10000|
|Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus||2,346||6.1||6.1||2,637||7.4||7.7||-291||10001|
|Motor cycle or power cycle||543||1.4||1.2||351||1.0||1.0||+192||10002|
|Walked or jogged||2,328||6.1||5.7||2,394||6.7||5.8||-66||10006|
|Worked at home||2,103||5.5||5.2||1,758||4.9||4.7||+345||10008|
|Did not go to work today||4,332||11.3||10.6||4,185||11.7||10.2||+147||10009|
|Not elsewhere included||1,551||4.1||5.2||2,043||5.7||7.0||-492||10011|
|Total employed population||38,268||100.0||100.0||35,853||100.0||100.0||+2,415|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
The major difference between the method of travel to work by the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population was:
- A larger percentage of Bicycle (3.0% compared to 2.0%)
The largest changes in method of the travel to work by the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:
- Drove a car, truck or van (+2,532 people)
- Worked at home (+345 people)
- Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (-291 people)
- Motor cycle or power cycle (+192 people)