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Method of travel to work

In Upper North Adelaide 380 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Upper North Adelaide'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
Upper North Adelaide - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
30.11.2120.61.1-9
Bus
2319.86.72069.46.4+25
Tram or Ferry
00.01.300.00.10
Taxi
90.41.480.41.9+1
Car - as driver
1,15148.935.51,02547.036.7+126
Car - as passenger
994.24.51014.64.6-2
Truck
00.00.1130.60.2-13
Motorbike
261.10.6211.00.7+5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle602.62.5351.62.4+26
map this data in atlas.idWalked only32013.624.729813.723.1+22
Other
190.83.6231.13.7-4
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1265.44.01185.44.3+8
Did not go to work
29212.413.229513.513.6-3
Not stated
150.60.8271.21.1-12

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, Upper North Adelaide: 0.1% Bus, Upper North Adelaide: 9.8% Tram or Ferry, Upper North Adelaide: 0.0% Taxi, Upper North Adelaide: 0.4% Car - as driver, Upper North Adelaide: 48.9% Car - as passenger, Upper North Adelaide: 4.2% Truck, Upper North Adelaide: 0.0% Motorbike, Upper North Adelaide: 1.1% Bicycle, Upper North Adelaide: 2.6% Walked only, Upper North Adelaide: 13.6% Other, Upper North Adelaide: 0.8% Worked at home, Upper North Adelaide: 5.4% Did not go to work, Upper North Adelaide: 12.4% Not stated, Upper North Adelaide: 0.6%
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, Upper North Adelaide: -9 Bus, Upper North Adelaide: +25 Tram or Ferry, Upper North Adelaide: 0 Taxi, Upper North Adelaide: +1 Car - as driver, Upper North Adelaide: +126 Car - as passenger, Upper North Adelaide: -2 Truck, Upper North Adelaide: -13 Motorbike, Upper North Adelaide: +5 Bicycle, Upper North Adelaide: +26 Walked only, Upper North Adelaide: +22 Other, Upper North Adelaide: -4 Worked at home, Upper North Adelaide: +8 Did not go to work, Upper North Adelaide: -3 Not stated, Upper North Adelaide: -12
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 234 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Upper North Adelaide, compared with 1,276 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 Upper North Adelaide in 2011, compared to the City of Adelaide, shows that 9.9% used public transport, while 54.3% 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 Upper North Adelaide and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (48.9% compared to 35.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (9.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (13.6% compared to 24.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by an 'other' method (0.8% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper North Adelaide increased by 171 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Upper North Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+126 persons)

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