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Greater Hobart Household Travel Survey Summary Report

We conducted the Greater Hobart Household Travel Survey in 2019 to look at how, where, why and when people in Greater Hobart are travelling.

Around 2000 households across Greater Hobart completed the survey, with the data collected being used to provide the Department with information about daily travel patterns, including methods of travel, times of travel and purposes of travel.

A summary report of the results has been released, drawing out key facts and figures about how people travel across Greater Hobart.

Download the Greater Hobart Household Travel Survey Summary Report

Key facts include:

  • the average person travels 34 km per day, and 10.8 km per trip.
  • the average vehicle occupancy is 1.8 people for all trips, and 1.2 people if the trip is for work purposes.
  • private vehicle travel accounts for 77% of all weekday trips.
  • on weekdays, the top reasons for a trip were work (22%) and social or recreation purposes (20%).

The data collected through the survey is being used to update Greater Hobart Travel Demand Model, to improve the accuracy of future travel predictions. This model helps inform transport improvements across greater Hobart.

Previous surveys

A Greater Hobart Household Travel Survey was last conducted in Tasmanian in 2008-09. Key findings from the survey can be found here: 2008-09 Greater Hobart Household Travel Survey Summary