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South East Overlay

Method of travel to work

In South East Overlay 943 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

South East Overlay'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 East Overlay - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
130.51.2411.61.1-28
Bus
1645.86.71335.26.4+31
Tram or Ferry
521.91.330.10.1+49
Taxi
100.31.470.31.9+3
Car - as driver
1,00635.835.599538.736.7+11
Car - as passenger
1083.84.51074.24.6+1
Truck
00.00.130.10.2-3
Motorbike
100.40.6230.90.7-13
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1184.22.5803.12.4+38
map this data in atlas.idWalked only82529.424.773628.723.1+89
Other
642.33.6451.83.7+19
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1204.34.0983.84.3+22
Did not go to work
31311.113.227510.713.6+38
Not stated
80.30.8220.91.1-14

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 East Overlay: 0.5% Bus, South East Overlay: 5.8% Tram or Ferry, South East Overlay: 1.9% Taxi, South East Overlay: 0.3% Car - as driver, South East Overlay: 35.8% Car - as passenger, South East Overlay: 3.8% Truck, South East Overlay: 0.0% Motorbike, South East Overlay: 0.4% Bicycle, South East Overlay: 4.2% Walked only, South East Overlay: 29.4% Other, South East Overlay: 2.3% Worked at home, South East Overlay: 4.3% Did not go to work, South East Overlay: 11.1% Not stated, South East Overlay: 0.3%
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 East Overlay: -28 Bus, South East Overlay: +31 Tram or Ferry, South East Overlay: +49 Taxi, South East Overlay: +3 Car - as driver, South East Overlay: +11 Car - as passenger, South East Overlay: +1 Truck, South East Overlay: -3 Motorbike, South East Overlay: -13 Bicycle, South East Overlay: +38 Walked only, South East Overlay: +89 Other, South East Overlay: +19 Worked at home, South East Overlay: +22 Did not go to work, South East Overlay: +38 Not stated, South East Overlay: -14
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 229 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in South East Overlay, compared with 1,124 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 East Overlay in 2011, compared to the City of Adelaide, shows that 8.2% used public transport, while 40.0% 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 South East Overlay and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (29.4% compared to 24.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (4.2% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (11.1% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by an 'other' method (2.3% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South East Overlay increased by 239 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Walked only (+89 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+49 persons)

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