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Developing East Arnhem Limited area

Method of travel to work

In Developing East Arnhem Limited area 1,513 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Developing East Arnhem Limited area'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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Train30.10.030.10.10
Bus4349.53.585917.23.5-425
Tram or Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Taxi30.10.570.10.5-4
Car - as driver1,45431.762.31,37527.659.1+79
Car - as passenger50811.17.355011.07.7-42
Truck300.70.6811.60.8-51
Motorbike871.91.6290.61.2+58
Bicycle1062.32.6781.62.6+28
Walked only1,40730.74.81,31326.44.5+94
Other1092.42.01002.01.6+9
Worked at home471.02.7891.82.7-42
Did not go to work2425.310.53396.814.0-97
Not stated1513.31.51583.21.8-7

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, Greater Darwin: 0.0% Bus, Greater Darwin: 3.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Darwin: 0.0% Taxi, Greater Darwin: 0.5% Car - as driver, Greater Darwin: 62.3% Car - as passenger, Greater Darwin: 7.3% Truck, Greater Darwin: 0.6% Motorbike, Greater Darwin: 1.6% Bicycle, Greater Darwin: 2.6% Walked only, Greater Darwin: 4.8% Other, Greater Darwin: 2.0% Worked at home, Greater Darwin: 2.7% Did not go to work, Greater Darwin: 10.5% Not stated, Greater Darwin: 1.5% Train, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.1% Bus, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 9.5% Tram or Ferry, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.0% Taxi, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.1% Car - as driver, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 31.7% Car - as passenger, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 11.1% Truck, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.7% Motorbike, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 1.9% Bicycle, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 2.3% Walked only, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 30.7% Other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 2.4% Worked at home, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 1.0% Did not go to work, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 5.3% Not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 3.3%
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, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Bus, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -425 Tram or Ferry, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Taxi, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -4 Car - as driver, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +79 Car - as passenger, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -42 Truck, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -51 Motorbike, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +58 Bicycle, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +28 Walked only, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +94 Other, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +9 Worked at home, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -42 Did not go to work, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -97 Not stated, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -7
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 437 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Developing East Arnhem Limited area, compared with 2,079 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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2011, compared to Greater Darwin, shows that 9.5% used public transport, while 45.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 3.6% and 71.8% respectively in Greater Darwin.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Developing East Arnhem Limited area and Greater Darwin were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (30.7% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (9.5% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (31.7% compared to 62.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (5.3% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Developing East Arnhem Limited area decreased by 400 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Developing East Arnhem Limited area between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Bus (-425 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-97 persons)
  • Walked only (+94 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+79 persons)

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