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West Beach - Henley Beach South

Method of travel to work

In West Beach - Henley Beach South 81 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

West Beach - Henley Beach 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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
West Beach - Henley Beach South - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Train
40.12.490.42.3-5
Bus
1947.25.41927.95.8+2
Tram or Ferry
50.20.630.10.0+2
Taxi
00.00.370.30.3-7
Car - as driver
1,73964.264.61,52262.663.9+217
Car - as passenger
1626.05.71345.55.8+28
Truck
30.10.7210.90.8-18
Motorbike
240.90.5150.60.6+9
map this data in atlas.idBicycle511.91.5421.71.7+9
map this data in atlas.idWalked only301.11.8341.42.2-4
Other
391.41.7271.10.9+12
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home903.32.7773.22.7+13
Did not go to work
34712.810.731112.811.2+36
Not stated
190.71.5391.61.8-20

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, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 0.1% Bus, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 7.2% Tram or Ferry, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 0.2% Taxi, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 0.0% Car - as driver, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 64.2% Car - as passenger, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 6.0% Truck, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 0.1% Motorbike, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 0.9% Bicycle, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 1.9% Walked only, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 1.1% Other, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 1.4% Worked at home, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 3.3% Did not go to work, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 12.8% Not stated, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, West Beach - Henley Beach South: -5 Bus, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +2 Tram or Ferry, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +2 Taxi, West Beach - Henley Beach South: -7 Car - as driver, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +217 Car - as passenger, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +28 Truck, West Beach - Henley Beach South: -18 Motorbike, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +9 Bicycle, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +9 Walked only, West Beach - Henley Beach South: -4 Other, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +12 Worked at home, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +13 Did not go to work, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +36 Not stated, West Beach - Henley Beach South: -20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 203 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in West Beach - Henley Beach South, compared with 1,928 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 West Beach - Henley Beach South in 2011, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 7.5% used public transport, while 71.2% 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 West Beach - Henley Beach South and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (12.8% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (7.2% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.1% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Beach - Henley Beach South increased by 274 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+217 persons)

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