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South West Overlay

Method of travel to work

In South West Overlay 460 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

South West 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 West Overlay - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
90.71.2121.01.1-3
Bus
826.36.7766.46.4+6
Tram or Ferry
393.11.300.00.1+39
Taxi
272.11.4252.11.9+2
Car - as driver
39830.935.538832.736.7+10
Car - as passenger
473.74.5514.34.6-4
Truck
00.00.100.00.20
Motorbike
90.70.670.60.7+2
map this data in atlas.idBicycle725.62.5463.92.4+26
map this data in atlas.idWalked only38830.224.732527.423.1+63
Other
423.33.6534.53.7-11
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home483.74.0625.24.3-14
Did not go to work
1199.213.212510.513.6-6
Not stated
50.40.8181.51.1-13

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 Overlay: 0.7% Bus, South West Overlay: 6.3% Tram or Ferry, South West Overlay: 3.1% Taxi, South West Overlay: 2.1% Car - as driver, South West Overlay: 30.9% Car - as passenger, South West Overlay: 3.7% Truck, South West Overlay: 0.0% Motorbike, South West Overlay: 0.7% Bicycle, South West Overlay: 5.6% Walked only, South West Overlay: 30.2% Other, South West Overlay: 3.3% Worked at home, South West Overlay: 3.7% Did not go to work, South West Overlay: 9.2% Not stated, South West Overlay: 0.4%
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 Overlay: -3 Bus, South West Overlay: +6 Tram or Ferry, South West Overlay: +39 Taxi, South West Overlay: +2 Car - as driver, South West Overlay: +10 Car - as passenger, South West Overlay: -4 Truck, South West Overlay: 0 Motorbike, South West Overlay: +2 Bicycle, South West Overlay: +26 Walked only, South West Overlay: +63 Other, South West Overlay: -11 Worked at home, South West Overlay: -14 Did not go to work, South West Overlay: -6 Not stated, South West Overlay: -13
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 130 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in South West Overlay, compared with 454 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 Overlay in 2011, compared to the City of Adelaide, shows that 10.1% used public transport, while 35.3% 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 South West Overlay and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (30.2% compared to 24.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (5.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (30.9% compared to 35.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (9.2% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South West Overlay increased by 99 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Walked only (+63 persons)

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