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Semaphore Park Ward

Method of travel to work

In Semaphore Park Ward 78 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Semaphore Park 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
Semaphore Park Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Train
1172.22.41372.52.3-20
Bus
1753.35.42304.25.8-55
Tram or Ferry
00.00.600.00.00
Taxi
110.20.300.00.3+11
Car - as driver
3,74969.964.63,74768.463.9+2
Car - as passenger
2805.25.72755.05.8+5
Truck
170.30.7370.70.8-20
Motorbike
200.40.5120.20.6+8
map this data in atlas.idBicycle350.71.5500.91.7-15
map this data in atlas.idWalked only430.81.8631.12.2-20
Other
891.71.7561.00.9+33
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1973.72.71813.32.7+16
Did not go to work
55610.410.764011.711.2-84
Not stated
721.31.5510.91.8+21

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, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.2% Bus, Semaphore Park Ward: 3.3% Tram or Ferry, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.2% Car - as driver, Semaphore Park Ward: 69.9% Car - as passenger, Semaphore Park Ward: 5.2% Truck, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.3% Motorbike, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.4% Bicycle, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.7% Walked only, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.8% Other, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.7% Worked at home, Semaphore Park Ward: 3.7% Did not go to work, Semaphore Park Ward: 10.4% Not stated, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.3%
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, Semaphore Park Ward: -20 Bus, Semaphore Park Ward: -55 Tram or Ferry, Semaphore Park Ward: 0 Taxi, Semaphore Park Ward: +11 Car - as driver, Semaphore Park Ward: +2 Car - as passenger, Semaphore Park Ward: +5 Truck, Semaphore Park Ward: -20 Motorbike, Semaphore Park Ward: +8 Bicycle, Semaphore Park Ward: -15 Walked only, Semaphore Park Ward: -20 Other, Semaphore Park Ward: +33 Worked at home, Semaphore Park Ward: +16 Did not go to work, Semaphore Park Ward: -84 Not stated, Semaphore Park Ward: +21
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 292 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Semaphore Park Ward, compared with 4,066 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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 5.4% used public transport, while 75.9% 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 Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (69.9% compared to 64.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (3.3% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.8% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Semaphore Park Ward decreased by 118 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Did not go to work (-84 persons)
  • Bus (-55 persons)

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