Story: Transport – overview

How people got to work, 2006

This graph shows how people got to work in regions of New Zealand on census day in 2006. The private car was the dominant means of transport throughout the country, but in Wellington, significant numbers travelled by bus or train on a well-developed public transport network. Healthy numbers of people walked to work in Otago, the West Coast, Nelson and Wellington, while the Tasman region was notable for its cyclists.

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James Watson, 'Transport – overview - Transport trends', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/24975/how-people-got-to-work-2006 (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 11 Mar 2010