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Brompton and District

Method of travel to work

In Brompton and District 154 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Brompton and District'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
Brompton and District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Train
291.42.4402.32.3-11
Bus
1778.55.417810.05.8-1
Tram or Ferry
803.80.630.20.0+77
Taxi
100.50.380.50.3+2
Car - as driver
1,14954.964.697855.063.9+171
Car - as passenger
1185.65.71005.65.8+18
Truck
40.20.7100.60.8-6
Motorbike
241.10.590.50.6+15
map this data in atlas.idBicycle823.91.5784.41.7+4
map this data in atlas.idWalked only723.41.8714.02.2+1
Other
321.51.7181.00.9+14
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home673.22.7583.32.7+9
Did not go to work
23511.210.718110.211.2+54
Not stated
120.61.5452.51.8-33

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 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% Train, Brompton and District: 1.4% Bus, Brompton and District: 8.5% Tram or Ferry, Brompton and District: 3.8% Taxi, Brompton and District: 0.5% Car - as driver, Brompton and District: 54.9% Car - as passenger, Brompton and District: 5.6% Truck, Brompton and District: 0.2% Motorbike, Brompton and District: 1.1% Bicycle, Brompton and District: 3.9% Walked only, Brompton and District: 3.4% Other, Brompton and District: 1.5% Worked at home, Brompton and District: 3.2% Did not go to work, Brompton and District: 11.2% Not stated, Brompton and District: 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, Brompton and District: -11 Bus, Brompton and District: -1 Tram or Ferry, Brompton and District: +77 Taxi, Brompton and District: +2 Car - as driver, Brompton and District: +171 Car - as passenger, Brompton and District: +18 Truck, Brompton and District: -6 Motorbike, Brompton and District: +15 Bicycle, Brompton and District: +4 Walked only, Brompton and District: +1 Other, Brompton and District: +14 Worked at home, Brompton and District: +9 Did not go to work, Brompton and District: +54 Not stated, Brompton and District: -33
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 286 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Brompton and District, compared with 1,295 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 Brompton and District in 2011, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 13.7% used public transport, while 61.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.4% and 71.4% respectively in the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Brompton and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (3.8% compared to 0.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (8.5% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (3.9% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (54.9% compared to 64.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Brompton and District increased by 314 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+171 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+77 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+54 persons)

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