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Hindmarsh Ward

Method of travel to work

In Hindmarsh Ward 333 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Hindmarsh Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Train
2363.72.42344.22.3+2
Bus
3956.25.43716.75.8+24
Tram or Ferry
911.40.600.00.0+91
Taxi
290.50.3230.40.3+6
Car - as driver
3,70358.664.63,31559.963.9+388
Car - as passenger
4146.65.73205.85.8+94
Truck
120.20.7400.70.8-28
Motorbike
711.10.5370.70.6+34
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1762.81.51452.61.7+31
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1572.51.81492.72.2+8
Other
1111.81.7581.00.9+53
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1622.62.71232.22.7+39
Did not go to work
67610.710.762111.211.2+55
Not stated
861.41.51011.81.8-15

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, Hindmarsh Ward: 3.7% Bus, Hindmarsh Ward: 6.2% Tram or Ferry, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.4% Taxi, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.5% Car - as driver, Hindmarsh Ward: 58.6% Car - as passenger, Hindmarsh Ward: 6.6% Truck, Hindmarsh Ward: 0.2% Motorbike, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.1% Bicycle, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.8% Walked only, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.5% Other, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.8% Worked at home, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.6% Did not go to work, Hindmarsh Ward: 10.7% Not stated, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.4%
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, Hindmarsh Ward: +2 Bus, Hindmarsh Ward: +24 Tram or Ferry, Hindmarsh Ward: +91 Taxi, Hindmarsh Ward: +6 Car - as driver, Hindmarsh Ward: +388 Car - as passenger, Hindmarsh Ward: +94 Truck, Hindmarsh Ward: -28 Motorbike, Hindmarsh Ward: +34 Bicycle, Hindmarsh Ward: +31 Walked only, Hindmarsh Ward: +8 Other, Hindmarsh Ward: +53 Worked at home, Hindmarsh Ward: +39 Did not go to work, Hindmarsh Ward: +55 Not stated, Hindmarsh Ward: -15
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 722 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Hindmarsh Ward, compared with 4,200 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 2011, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 11.4% used public transport, while 66.5% 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 Hindmarsh Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.7% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (2.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (58.6% compared to 64.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hindmarsh Ward increased by 782 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Hindmarsh Ward between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+388 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+94 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+91 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+55 persons)

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