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Christie Downs

Method of travel to work

In Christie Downs 24 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Christie Downs'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
Christie Downs - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Train
956.22.81126.52.1-17
Bus
422.73.0462.73.6-4
Tram or Ferry
0--0.10--0.10
Taxi
0--0.10--0.10
Car - as driver
1,02466.569.71,09063.668.0-66
Car - as passenger
956.24.21166.84.9-21
Truck
60.40.7120.70.9-6
Motorbike
70.50.4140.80.6-7
map this data in atlas.idBicycle0--0.360.30.4-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only241.61.2352.01.3-11
Other
181.21.4130.81.5+5
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home201.33.5291.73.1-9
Did not go to work
19012.311.921812.712.3-28
Not stated
181.20.8241.41.3-6

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, City of Onkaparinga: 2.8% Bus, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Tram or Ferry, City of Onkaparinga: 0.1% Taxi, City of Onkaparinga: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Onkaparinga: 69.7% Car - as passenger, City of Onkaparinga: 4.2% Truck, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7% Motorbike, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Walked only, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Other, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% Worked at home, City of Onkaparinga: 3.5% Did not go to work, City of Onkaparinga: 11.9% Not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Train, Christie Downs: 6.2% Bus, Christie Downs: 2.7% Car - as driver, Christie Downs: 66.5% Car - as passenger, Christie Downs: 6.2% Truck, Christie Downs: 0.4% Motorbike, Christie Downs: 0.5% Walked only, Christie Downs: 1.6% Other, Christie Downs: 1.2% Worked at home, Christie Downs: 1.3% Did not go to work, Christie Downs: 12.3% Not stated, Christie Downs: 1.2%
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, Christie Downs: -17 Bus, Christie Downs: -4 Tram or Ferry, Christie Downs: 0 Taxi, Christie Downs: 0 Car - as driver, Christie Downs: -66 Car - as passenger, Christie Downs: -21 Truck, Christie Downs: -6 Motorbike, Christie Downs: -7 Bicycle, Christie Downs: -6 Walked only, Christie Downs: -11 Other, Christie Downs: +5 Worked at home, Christie Downs: -9 Did not go to work, Christie Downs: -28 Not stated, Christie Downs: -6
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 137 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Christie Downs, compared with 1,132 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 Christie Downs in 2016, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 8.9% used public transport, while 73.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.9% and 75.0% respectively in the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Christie Downs and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (6.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (6.2% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.5% compared to 69.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (1.3% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Christie Downs decreased by 176 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Christie Downs between 2011 and 2016 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (-66 persons)

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