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South West Corner

Method of travel to work

In South West Corner 250 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

South West Corner'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
South West Corner - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
81.11.230.51.1+5
Bus
547.46.7578.66.4-4
Tram or Ferry
111.51.300.00.1+11
Taxi
233.21.4132.01.9+10
Car - as driver
23332.335.522133.336.7+12
Car - as passenger
283.94.5304.54.6-2
Truck
00.00.100.00.20
Motorbike
50.70.671.10.7-2
map this data in atlas.idBicycle436.02.5314.72.4+12
map this data in atlas.idWalked only20728.624.715122.723.1+56
Other
202.83.6203.03.70
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home212.94.0446.64.3-23
Did not go to work
638.713.27611.413.6-13
Not stated
10.20.8111.71.1-10

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, South West Corner: 1.1% Bus, South West Corner: 7.4% Tram or Ferry, South West Corner: 1.5% Taxi, South West Corner: 3.2% Car - as driver, South West Corner: 32.3% Car - as passenger, South West Corner: 3.9% Truck, South West Corner: 0.0% Motorbike, South West Corner: 0.7% Bicycle, South West Corner: 6.0% Walked only, South West Corner: 28.6% Other, South West Corner: 2.8% Worked at home, South West Corner: 2.9% Did not go to work, South West Corner: 8.7% Not stated, South West Corner: 0.2%
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, South West Corner: +5 Bus, South West Corner: -4 Tram or Ferry, South West Corner: +11 Taxi, South West Corner: +10 Car - as driver, South West Corner: +12 Car - as passenger, South West Corner: -2 Truck, South West Corner: 0 Motorbike, South West Corner: -2 Bicycle, South West Corner: +12 Walked only, South West Corner: +56 Other, South West Corner: 0 Worked at home, South West Corner: -23 Did not go to work, South West Corner: -13 Not stated, South West Corner: -10
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 73 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in South West Corner, compared with 266 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 South West Corner in 2011, compared to the City of Adelaide, shows that 10.0% used public transport, while 36.8% 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 South West Corner and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (28.6% compared to 24.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (6.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (8.7% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (32.3% compared to 35.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South West Corner increased by 59 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in South West Corner between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Walked only (+56 persons)

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