District Council of Mount BarkerCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data has been released and we are busy processing it to update this website. View our latest releases here.

Skip to content

District Council of Mount Barker

Method of travel to work

In the District Council of Mount Barker 372 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
District Council of Mount Barker - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
110.12.160.02.1+5
Bus
6324.35.94843.85.8+148
Tram or Ferry
40.00.430.00.2+1
Taxi
120.10.2150.10.2-3
Car - as driver
9,85266.764.48,23364.963.4+1,619
Car - as passenger
7945.45.27375.85.5+57
Truck
1491.00.71421.10.8+7
Motorbike
470.30.6620.50.6-15
map this data in atlas.idBicycle390.31.1520.41.2-13
map this data in atlas.idWalked only3332.32.43793.02.6-46
Other
1831.21.31471.21.0+36
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home8345.63.27566.03.2+78
Did not go to work
1,71911.611.21,48611.711.6+233
Not stated
1691.11.31901.51.6-21

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, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Bus, Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Tram or Ferry, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Taxi, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Adelaide: 64.4% Car - as passenger, Greater Adelaide: 5.2% Truck, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Walked only, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Other, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Worked at home, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Did not go to work, Greater Adelaide: 11.2% Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Train, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.1% Bus, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.3% Tram or Ferry, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.0% Taxi, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.1% Car - as driver, District Council of Mount Barker: 66.7% Car - as passenger, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.4% Truck, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.0% Motorbike, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Bicycle, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Walked only, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.3% Other, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.2% Worked at home, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.6% Did not go to work, District Council of Mount Barker: 11.6% Not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.1%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +5 Bus, District Council of Mount Barker: +148 Tram or Ferry, District Council of Mount Barker: +1 Taxi, District Council of Mount Barker: -3 Car - as driver, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,619 Car - as passenger, District Council of Mount Barker: +57 Truck, District Council of Mount Barker: +7 Motorbike, District Council of Mount Barker: -15 Bicycle, District Council of Mount Barker: -13 Walked only, District Council of Mount Barker: -46 Other, District Council of Mount Barker: +36 Worked at home, District Council of Mount Barker: +78 Did not go to work, District Council of Mount Barker: +233 Not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: -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 647 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in District Council of Mount Barker, compared with 10,842 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 2011, compared to Greater Adelaide, shows that 4.4% used public transport, while 73.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.3% and 70.9% 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 worked at home (5.6% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.7% compared to 64.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.1% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (4.3% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in District Council of Mount Barker increased by 2,086 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+1,619 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+233 persons)
  • Bus (+148 persons)
  • Worked at home (+78 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...

v17.08.16-1.0.0