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District Council of Mount Barker

Method of travel to work

In the District Council of Mount Barker 348 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Train
290.22.3240.22.1+5
Bus
7374.55.76554.35.9+82
Tram or Ferry
0--0.540.00.4-4
Taxi
90.10.2150.10.2-6
Car - as driver
11,03667.366.09,97165.864.0+1,065
Car - as passenger
7334.54.58145.45.2-81
Truck
1150.70.51491.00.7-34
Motorbike
460.30.5460.30.60
map this data in atlas.idBicycle370.21.1430.31.1-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only3111.92.23782.52.5-67
Other
1811.11.42251.51.4-44
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home9025.53.68405.53.2+62
Did not go to work
2,10112.810.51,81912.011.4+282
Not stated
1520.90.81701.11.3-18

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, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Bus, Greater Adelaide: 5.7% Tram or Ferry, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Taxi, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Adelaide: 66.0% Car - as passenger, Greater Adelaide: 4.5% Truck, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Motorbike, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Bicycle, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Walked only, Greater Adelaide: 2.2% Other, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Worked at home, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Adelaide: 10.5% Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Train, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Bus, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.5% Taxi, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.1% Car - as driver, District Council of Mount Barker: 67.3% Car - as passenger, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.5% Truck, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.7% Motorbike, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Bicycle, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Walked only, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.9% Other, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.1% Worked at home, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.5% Did not go to work, District Council of Mount Barker: 12.8% Not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.9%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +5 Bus, District Council of Mount Barker: +82 Tram or Ferry, District Council of Mount Barker: -4 Taxi, District Council of Mount Barker: -6 Car - as driver, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,065 Car - as passenger, District Council of Mount Barker: -81 Truck, District Council of Mount Barker: -34 Motorbike, District Council of Mount Barker: 0 Bicycle, District Council of Mount Barker: -6 Walked only, District Council of Mount Barker: -67 Other, District Council of Mount Barker: -44 Worked at home, District Council of Mount Barker: +62 Did not go to work, District Council of Mount Barker: +282 Not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: -18
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 766 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in District Council of Mount Barker, compared with 11,930 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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016, compared to Greater Adelaide, shows that 4.7% used public transport, while 72.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.6% and 71.6% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (12.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.5% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.3% compared to 66.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.2% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in District Council of Mount Barker increased by 1,236 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+1,065 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+282 persons)
  • Bus (+82 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-81 persons)

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