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Seaton (South)

Method of travel to work

In Seaton (South) 42 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Seaton (South)'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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Seaton (South) - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Train
251.12.9261.22.4-1
Bus
1205.15.31145.25.5+6
Tram or Ferry
170.70.90--0.6+17
Taxi
0--0.2100.50.3-10
Car - as driver
1,61268.765.61,42864.864.1+184
Car - as passenger
1175.04.81516.85.7-34
Truck
210.90.5120.50.6+9
Motorbike
60.30.550.20.5+1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle90.41.3271.21.5-18
map this data in atlas.idWalked only331.41.7221.02.0+11
Other
672.91.9733.31.8-6
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home662.83.1442.02.7+22
Did not go to work
24010.210.324211.010.9-2
Not stated
120.50.8512.31.5-39

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Bus, City of Charles Sturt: 5.3% Tram or Ferry, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Taxi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Charles Sturt: 65.6% Car - as passenger, City of Charles Sturt: 4.8% Truck, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Motorbike, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Walked only, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% Other, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Worked at home, City of Charles Sturt: 3.1% Did not go to work, City of Charles Sturt: 10.3% Not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Train, Seaton (South): 1.1% Bus, Seaton (South): 5.1% Tram or Ferry, Seaton (South): 0.7% Car - as driver, Seaton (South): 68.7% Car - as passenger, Seaton (South): 5.0% Truck, Seaton (South): 0.9% Motorbike, Seaton (South): 0.3% Bicycle, Seaton (South): 0.4% Walked only, Seaton (South): 1.4% Other, Seaton (South): 2.9% Worked at home, Seaton (South): 2.8% Did not go to work, Seaton (South): 10.2% Not stated, Seaton (South): 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Seaton (South): -1 Bus, Seaton (South): +6 Tram or Ferry, Seaton (South): +17 Taxi, Seaton (South): -10 Car - as driver, Seaton (South): +184 Car - as passenger, Seaton (South): -34 Truck, Seaton (South): +9 Motorbike, Seaton (South): +1 Bicycle, Seaton (South): -18 Walked only, Seaton (South): +11 Other, Seaton (South): -6 Worked at home, Seaton (South): +22 Did not go to work, Seaton (South): -2 Not stated, Seaton (South): -39
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 162 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Seaton (South), compared with 1,756 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 (South) in 2016, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 6.9% used public transport, while 74.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.1% and 71.4% respectively in the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Seaton (South) and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.7% compared to 65.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (1.1% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Seaton (South) increased by 140 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Seaton (South) between 2011 and 2016 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+184 persons)

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