Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
OP-16: Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.36 / 5.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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Total full-time equivalent student enrollment:
17,659

Full-time equivalent of employees:
2,895

Has the institution gathered data about student commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of students that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
70

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about student commuting:

The University of Tasmania Travel Behaviour Survey (TBS) is a biennial online survey open for 2 weeks in March/April. Data in this STARS report is taken from the 2021 survey. Students are asked to reflect on their travel behaviour from the previous week for commuting, inter-campus travel, parking, transport services and infrastructure used (including virtual transport). Demographic questions are also asked to provide further participant context.
Participation and statistical confidence for the 2021 TBS is as follows:
- Responses (sample size): 2057
- Confidence level: 95%
- Margin of error (+/- percentage points): +/- 2.0


Has the institution gathered data about employee commuting behavior?:
Yes

Total percentage of employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary mode of transportation:
50

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting:

The University of Tasmania Travel Behaviour Survey (TBS) is a biennial online survey open for 2 weeks in March/April. Data in this report is taken from the 2021 survey. Staff members are asked to reflect on their travel behaviour from the previous week for commuting, inter-campus travel, parking, transport services and infrastructure used (including virtual transport). Demographic questions are also asked to provide further participant context.
Participation and statistical confidence for the 2021 TBS is as follows:
- Responses (sample size): 1297
- Confidence level: 90%
- Margin of error (+/- percentage points): +/- 1.9


Percentage of students and employees that use the following as their primary mode of transportation:
Percentage of students (0-100) Percentage of employees (0-100)
Single-occupancy vehicle 12 43.20
Zero-emissions vehicle 0.30 0.70
Walk, cycle, or other non-motorized mode 11.50 14.30
Vanpool or carpool 4.40 12.90
Public transport or campus shuttle 8.50 5.70
Motorcycle, motorized scooter/bike, or moped 0.40 1.20
Distance education / telecommute 44.70 19.40

Website URL where information about student or employee commuting is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Note that data is for 'Monday' and 'Home to work' travel only. This is the data that has been used in Travel Behaviour Survey reports and it is considered representative as more in depth data analysis of initial surveys showed little variation.

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