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West Woodville Ward

Method of travel to work

In West Woodville Ward 263 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

West Woodville 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
West Woodville Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Train
1081.82.41212.32.3-13
Bus
2804.65.42334.45.8+47
Tram or Ferry
40.10.630.10.0+1
Taxi
80.10.3170.30.3-9
Car - as driver
3,95865.364.63,34963.363.9+609
Car - as passenger
3515.85.73446.55.8+7
Truck
340.60.7591.10.8-25
Motorbike
100.20.5320.60.6-22
map this data in atlas.idBicycle891.51.5921.71.7-3
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1742.91.81783.42.2-4
Other
1602.61.7390.70.9+121
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1011.72.7951.82.7+6
Did not go to work
66711.010.761411.611.2+53
Not stated
1171.91.51112.11.8+6

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 Woodville Ward: 1.8% Bus, West Woodville Ward: 4.6% Tram or Ferry, West Woodville Ward: 0.1% Taxi, West Woodville Ward: 0.1% Car - as driver, West Woodville Ward: 65.3% Car - as passenger, West Woodville Ward: 5.8% Truck, West Woodville Ward: 0.6% Motorbike, West Woodville Ward: 0.2% Bicycle, West Woodville Ward: 1.5% Walked only, West Woodville Ward: 2.9% Other, West Woodville Ward: 2.6% Worked at home, West Woodville Ward: 1.7% Did not go to work, West Woodville Ward: 11.0% Not stated, West Woodville Ward: 1.9%
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, West Woodville Ward: -13 Bus, West Woodville Ward: +47 Tram or Ferry, West Woodville Ward: +1 Taxi, West Woodville Ward: -9 Car - as driver, West Woodville Ward: +609 Car - as passenger, West Woodville Ward: +7 Truck, West Woodville Ward: -25 Motorbike, West Woodville Ward: -22 Bicycle, West Woodville Ward: -3 Walked only, West Woodville Ward: -4 Other, West Woodville Ward: +121 Worked at home, West Woodville Ward: +6 Did not go to work, West Woodville Ward: +53 Not stated, West Woodville Ward: +6
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 392 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in West Woodville Ward, compared with 4,353 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 Woodville Ward in 2011, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 6.5% used public transport, while 71.8% 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 Woodville Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (2.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (1.7% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Woodville Ward increased by 773 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+609 persons)
  • Other (+121 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+53 persons)

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