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Method of travel to work

In the City of Charles Sturt 1,579 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Charles Sturt'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
City of Charles Sturt - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
1,1502.42.19852.32.1+165
Bus
2,6105.45.92,5475.85.8+63
Tram or Ferry
2690.60.4190.00.2+250
Taxi
1420.30.21100.30.2+32
Car - as driver
30,94264.664.427,98463.963.4+2,958
Car - as passenger
2,7095.75.22,5425.85.5+167
Truck
3120.70.73420.80.8-30
Motorbike
2560.50.62620.60.6-6
map this data in atlas.idBicycle7041.51.17641.71.2-60
map this data in atlas.idWalked only8751.82.49542.22.6-79
Other
8221.71.33780.91.0+444
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,3002.73.21,1752.73.2+125
Did not go to work
5,10810.711.24,92411.211.6+184
Not stated
7041.51.37891.81.6-85

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, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Bus, Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Tram or Ferry, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Taxi, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Adelaide: 64.4% Car - as passenger, Greater Adelaide: 5.2% Truck, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Walked only, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Other, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Worked at home, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Did not go to work, Greater Adelaide: 11.2% Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Train, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Bus, City of Charles Sturt: 5.4% Tram or Ferry, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Taxi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Charles Sturt: 64.6% Car - as passenger, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Truck, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Motorbike, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Walked only, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Other, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% Worked at home, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Did not go to work, City of Charles Sturt: 10.7% Not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5%
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, City of Charles Sturt: +165 Bus, City of Charles Sturt: +63 Tram or Ferry, City of Charles Sturt: +250 Taxi, City of Charles Sturt: +32 Car - as driver, City of Charles Sturt: +2,958 Car - as passenger, City of Charles Sturt: +167 Truck, City of Charles Sturt: -30 Motorbike, City of Charles Sturt: -6 Bicycle, City of Charles Sturt: -60 Walked only, City of Charles Sturt: -79 Other, City of Charles Sturt: +444 Worked at home, City of Charles Sturt: +125 Did not go to work, City of Charles Sturt: +184 Not stated, City of Charles Sturt: -85
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 4,029 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Charles Sturt, compared with 34,219 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 the City of Charles Sturt in 2011, compared to Greater Adelaide, shows that 8.4% used public transport, while 71.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.3% and 70.9% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

There were no major differences between City of Charles Sturt and Greater Adelaide in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Charles Sturt increased by 4,128 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the City of Charles Sturt between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+2,958 persons)
  • Other (+444 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+250 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+184 persons)

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