Travel behaviours of immigrants in Queensland, Australia

Yoo, Sunhyung, Diamond, Luke, & Lee, Brian (2015) Travel behaviours of immigrants in Queensland, Australia. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transport Studies, 11, pp. 653-665.

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The aim of this research is to determine if there is a significant difference in public transport usage between Australian-born and overseas-born travellers in South East Queensland and identify if further investigation into this demographic factor is necessary. Using the household travel survey data of Southeast Queensland, Australia, this paper analyses the travel behaviours of immigrants and non-immigrants in the region. The immigrant population is divided into six sub-groups based on their continent of origin. The analysis results suggest that immigrants are more likely to use public transit in Brisbane over other regions in the study. Overall, this research strongly suggests that in Australia, a higher proportion of the immigrant population is more likely to use public transit compared to the proportion of the local population.

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ID Code: 90557
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Immigrants, Mode choice, Travel Behaviour
DOI: 10.11175/easts.11.653
ISSN: 1881-1124
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2015 01:09
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 01:43

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