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Grange Ward

Method of travel to work

In Grange Ward 136 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Grange Ward'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
Grange Ward - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Train
2414.22.92193.72.4+22
Bus
2203.95.32444.25.5-24
Tram or Ferry
160.30.970.10.6+9
Taxi
80.10.290.20.3-1
Car - as driver
3,83567.365.63,85265.864.1-17
Car - as passenger
2514.44.83045.25.7-53
Truck
150.30.5160.30.6-1
Motorbike
210.40.5220.40.5-1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle350.61.3550.91.5-20
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1011.81.7771.32.0+24
Other
1132.01.91182.01.8-5
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1733.03.11712.92.7+2
Did not go to work
62010.910.369411.910.9-74
Not stated
470.80.8631.11.5-16

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, Grange Ward: 4.2% Bus, Grange Ward: 3.9% Tram or Ferry, Grange Ward: 0.3% Taxi, Grange Ward: 0.1% Car - as driver, Grange Ward: 67.3% Car - as passenger, Grange Ward: 4.4% Truck, Grange Ward: 0.3% Motorbike, Grange Ward: 0.4% Bicycle, Grange Ward: 0.6% Walked only, Grange Ward: 1.8% Other, Grange Ward: 2.0% Worked at home, Grange Ward: 3.0% Did not go to work, Grange Ward: 10.9% Not stated, Grange Ward: 0.8%
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, Grange Ward: +22 Bus, Grange Ward: -24 Tram or Ferry, Grange Ward: +9 Taxi, Grange Ward: -1 Car - as driver, Grange Ward: -17 Car - as passenger, Grange Ward: -53 Truck, Grange Ward: -1 Motorbike, Grange Ward: -1 Bicycle, Grange Ward: -20 Walked only, Grange Ward: +24 Other, Grange Ward: -5 Worked at home, Grange Ward: +2 Did not go to work, Grange Ward: -74 Not stated, Grange Ward: -16
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 477 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Grange Ward, compared with 4,122 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 Grange Ward in 2016, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 8.4% used public transport, while 72.4% 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 Grange Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.3% compared to 65.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (4.2% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (3.9% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Grange Ward decreased by 155 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Grange Ward between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Did not go to work (-74 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-53 persons)

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