Transport

How far do you travel to work?

Men travel further to work than women while miners have the longest average commute of all occupations, according to new data released this week from the 2016 Census.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said the latest information showed the average Australian commute to work was 16km, with males travelling an average of 17.7km and females 14.2km.

“While most occupations averaged journeys under 17km, technicians and trade workers travelled an average of 18.2km to reach work and machinery operators 21.1km,” said the ABS’ Phillip Wise.

Young and old make a winning combination

Two Australian programs involving high school students making positive changes to the lives of seniors have won international awards in the past week.

The first involved Year 10 students of Adelaide’s Rostrevor College, who last year visited residents of nearby Allity Walkerville Aged Care to record their memoirs.

Through Write of Passage, the students captured the life experiences of the residents they were paired with and created a book of the memories they shared over a 10-week period.

Tech-savvy NSW seniors embrace transport apps

NSW Seniors can learn how to plan public transport routes, check bus or train timetables in ‘real’ time, and top up their Gold Opal cards online as part of the state government’s new Tech Savvy Seniors Transport App workshop.

Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said the new workshop would be available through the Tech Savvy Seniors program.

Mr Constance said participants in the new workshop would learn how to operate three of the most common transport apps used for navigating public transport in NSW.

Submission to the ACT Budget 2018-2019

National Seniors Australian Capital Territory Budget Submission 2018-19 outlines a number key recommendations in the areas such as health, housing, transport and concessions.

Nab the best deal with free car buying service for members

Thinking of buying a new or used car? National Seniors members can now tap into the best deal possible through specialist car broker Auto Advantage.

Created in 2001, Auto Advantage works with thousands of people Australia-wide to help them save time, money and stress when buying a motor vehicle.

National Seniors’ Chief Executive Dagmar Parsons said older people sometimes put up with old or unreliable cars because the time and expense of buying another one was too daunting, or they worried about obtaining value for money.

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