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Seaton (North)

Method of travel to work

In Seaton (North) 21 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Seaton (North)'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
Seaton (North) - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Train
623.12.4503.12.3+11
Bus
914.65.4774.75.8+14
Tram or Ferry
70.40.630.20.0+4
Taxi
80.40.330.20.3+5
Car - as driver
1,34368.364.61,07165.163.9+272
Car - as passenger
1316.65.71116.75.8+20
Truck
40.20.7130.80.8-9
Motorbike
60.30.5130.80.6-7
map this data in atlas.idBicycle100.51.5301.81.7-20
map this data in atlas.idWalked only110.61.8261.62.2-15
Other
201.01.7181.10.9+2
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home221.12.7161.02.7+6
Did not go to work
19810.110.718711.411.2+11
Not stated
522.61.5261.61.8+26

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, Seaton (North): 3.1% Bus, Seaton (North): 4.6% Tram or Ferry, Seaton (North): 0.4% Taxi, Seaton (North): 0.4% Car - as driver, Seaton (North): 68.3% Car - as passenger, Seaton (North): 6.6% Truck, Seaton (North): 0.2% Motorbike, Seaton (North): 0.3% Bicycle, Seaton (North): 0.5% Walked only, Seaton (North): 0.6% Other, Seaton (North): 1.0% Worked at home, Seaton (North): 1.1% Did not go to work, Seaton (North): 10.1% Not stated, Seaton (North): 2.6%
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, Seaton (North): +11 Bus, Seaton (North): +14 Tram or Ferry, Seaton (North): +4 Taxi, Seaton (North): +5 Car - as driver, Seaton (North): +272 Car - as passenger, Seaton (North): +20 Truck, Seaton (North): -9 Motorbike, Seaton (North): -7 Bicycle, Seaton (North): -20 Walked only, Seaton (North): -15 Other, Seaton (North): +2 Worked at home, Seaton (North): +6 Did not go to work, Seaton (North): +11 Not stated, Seaton (North): +26
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 160 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Seaton (North), compared with 1,484 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 Seaton (North) in 2011, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 8.1% used public transport, while 75.5% 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 Seaton (North) and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.3% compared to 64.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (1.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.6% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Seaton (North) increased by 321 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+272 persons)

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