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Method of travel to work

In City South 575 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

City South'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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
City South - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Train
352.31.260.50.9+29
Bus
775.08.8614.87.8+16
Tram or Ferry
1087.01.9675.31.5+41
Taxi
40.30.4100.80.5-6
Car - as driver
45529.435.139731.336.3+58
Car - as passenger
382.53.2352.84.0+2
Truck
0--0.00--0.00
Motorbike
30.20.650.40.7-2
map this data in atlas.idBicycle533.43.7503.93.0+3
map this data in atlas.idWalked only52233.826.942133.227.4+101
Other
110.71.5352.81.4-24
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home593.84.7453.64.5+14
Did not go to work
16510.711.212810.111.1+37
Not stated
151.00.950.40.8+10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Bus, City of Adelaide: 8.8% Tram or Ferry, City of Adelaide: 1.9% Taxi, City of Adelaide: 0.4% Car - as driver, City of Adelaide: 35.1% Car - as passenger, City of Adelaide: 3.2% Truck, City of Adelaide: 0.0% Motorbike, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Bicycle, City of Adelaide: 3.7% Walked only, City of Adelaide: 26.9% Other, City of Adelaide: 1.5% Worked at home, City of Adelaide: 4.7% Did not go to work, City of Adelaide: 11.2% Not stated, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Train, City South: 2.3% Bus, City South: 5.0% Tram or Ferry, City South: 7.0% Taxi, City South: 0.3% Car - as driver, City South: 29.4% Car - as passenger, City South: 2.5% Motorbike, City South: 0.2% Bicycle, City South: 3.4% Walked only, City South: 33.8% Other, City South: 0.7% Worked at home, City South: 3.8% Did not go to work, City South: 10.7% Not stated, City South: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, City South: +29 Bus, City South: +16 Tram or Ferry, City South: +41 Taxi, City South: -6 Car - as driver, City South: +58 Car - as passenger, City South: +2 Truck, City South: 0 Motorbike, City South: -2 Bicycle, City South: +3 Walked only, City South: +101 Other, City South: -24 Worked at home, City South: +14 Did not go to work, City South: +37 Not stated, City South: +10
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 220 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City South, compared with 496 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 City South in 2016, compared to the City of Adelaide, shows that 14.3% used public transport, while 32.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 11.9% and 38.9% respectively in the City of Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (33.8% compared to 26.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (7.0% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (29.4% compared to 35.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (5.0% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City South increased by 278 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in City South between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Walked only (+101 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+58 persons)

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