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Method of travel to work

In CAD West 513 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

CAD West's commuting statistics reveal the main modes of transport by which residents get to work. There are a number of reasons why people use different modes of transport to get to work including the availability of affordable and effective public transport options, the number of motor vehicles available within a household, and the distance travelled to work.

Commuting data is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the availability, effectiveness and utilisation of local transport options, particularly when analysed with Residents Place of Work data and Car Ownership.

Derived from the Census question:

'How did the person get to work on Tuesday, 9 August 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
CAD West - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
402.11.2201.31.1+20
Bus
1306.76.7885.66.4+42
Tram or Ferry
311.61.370.40.1+24
Taxi
854.41.4905.71.9-5
Car - as driver
45923.735.545929.036.70
Car - as passenger
904.64.51137.14.6-23
Truck
00.00.100.00.20
Motorbike
130.70.690.60.7+4
map this data in atlas.idBicycle331.72.5161.02.4+17
map this data in atlas.idWalked only48024.824.734822.023.1+132
Other
22211.43.618111.43.7+41
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home331.74.0452.84.3-12
Did not go to work
29815.413.219512.313.6+103
Not stated
241.20.8130.81.1+11

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2011
Method of travel to work, 2011 Train, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Bus, City of Adelaide: 6.7% Tram or Ferry, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Taxi, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Car - as driver, City of Adelaide: 35.5% Car - as passenger, City of Adelaide: 4.5% Truck, City of Adelaide: 0.1% Motorbike, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Bicycle, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Walked only, City of Adelaide: 24.7% Other, City of Adelaide: 3.6% Worked at home, City of Adelaide: 4.0% Did not go to work, City of Adelaide: 13.2% Not stated, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Train, CAD West: 2.1% Bus, CAD West: 6.7% Tram or Ferry, CAD West: 1.6% Taxi, CAD West: 4.4% Car - as driver, CAD West: 23.7% Car - as passenger, CAD West: 4.6% Truck, CAD West: 0.0% Motorbike, CAD West: 0.7% Bicycle, CAD West: 1.7% Walked only, CAD West: 24.8% Other, CAD West: 11.4% Worked at home, CAD West: 1.7% Did not go to work, CAD West: 15.4% Not stated, CAD West: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, CAD West: +20 Bus, CAD West: +42 Tram or Ferry, CAD West: +24 Taxi, CAD West: -5 Car - as driver, CAD West: 0 Car - as passenger, CAD West: -23 Truck, CAD West: 0 Motorbike, CAD West: +4 Bicycle, CAD West: +17 Walked only, CAD West: +132 Other, CAD West: +41 Worked at home, CAD West: -12 Did not go to work, CAD West: +103 Not stated, CAD West: +11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 201 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in CAD West, compared with 562 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in CAD West in 2011, compared to the City of Adelaide, shows that 10.4% used public transport, while 29.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.2% and 40.6% respectively in the City of Adelaide.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of CAD West and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by an 'other' method (11.4% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by taxi (4.4% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (23.7% compared to 35.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (1.7% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in CAD West increased by 353 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in CAD West between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Walked only (+132 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+103 persons)

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