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Hindmarsh Ward

Method of travel to work

In Hindmarsh Ward 338 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Hindmarsh 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
Hindmarsh Ward - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Train
3314.72.92323.62.4+100
Bus
4316.15.33956.25.5+36
Tram or Ferry
2233.20.91011.60.6+122
Taxi
0--0.2290.50.3-29
Car - as driver
4,23059.865.63,73158.364.1+499
Car - as passenger
3645.24.84106.45.7-46
Truck
140.20.5170.30.6-2
Motorbike
490.70.5641.00.5-15
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1782.51.31893.01.5-10
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1602.31.71522.42.0+7
Other
1392.01.91051.71.8+33
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2123.03.11692.62.7+43
Did not go to work
6899.710.370011.010.9-11
Not stated
460.70.8971.51.5-51

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, Hindmarsh Ward: 4.7% Bus, Hindmarsh Ward: 6.1% Tram or Ferry, Hindmarsh Ward: 3.2% Car - as driver, Hindmarsh Ward: 59.8% Car - as passenger, Hindmarsh Ward: 5.2% Truck, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.2% Motorbike, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.7% Bicycle, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.5% Walked only, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.3% Other, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.0% Worked at home, Hindmarsh Ward: 3.0% Did not go to work, Hindmarsh Ward: 9.7% Not stated, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.7%
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, Hindmarsh Ward: +100 Bus, Hindmarsh Ward: +36 Tram or Ferry, Hindmarsh Ward: +122 Taxi, Hindmarsh Ward: -29 Car - as driver, Hindmarsh Ward: +499 Car - as passenger, Hindmarsh Ward: -46 Truck, Hindmarsh Ward: -2 Motorbike, Hindmarsh Ward: -15 Bicycle, Hindmarsh Ward: -10 Walked only, Hindmarsh Ward: +7 Other, Hindmarsh Ward: +33 Worked at home, Hindmarsh Ward: +43 Did not go to work, Hindmarsh Ward: -11 Not stated, Hindmarsh Ward: -51
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 985 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Hindmarsh Ward, compared with 4,657 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 Hindmarsh Ward in 2016, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 14.0% used public transport, while 65.9% 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 Hindmarsh Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (3.2% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (4.7% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (2.5% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.8% compared to 65.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hindmarsh Ward increased by 676 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Car - as driver (+499 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+122 persons)
  • Train (+100 persons)

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