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Happy Valley

Method of travel to work

In Happy Valley 36 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Happy Valley'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
Happy Valley - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Train
90.22.1180.32.2-9
Bus
3235.53.53475.73.9-24
Tram or Ferry
00.00.160.10.0-6
Taxi
00.00.190.10.1-9
Car - as driver
4,12670.668.74,21469.666.9-88
Car - as passenger
2534.34.82884.85.5-35
Truck
410.70.8450.71.0-4
Motorbike
340.60.6430.70.7-9
map this data in atlas.idBicycle120.20.4220.40.5-10
map this data in atlas.idWalked only240.41.2651.11.4-41
Other
631.11.3470.81.0+16
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1753.03.21452.43.2+30
Did not go to work
73312.512.072412.012.2+9
Not stated
510.91.3811.31.5-30

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 Onkaparinga: 2.1% Bus, City of Onkaparinga: 3.5% Tram or Ferry, City of Onkaparinga: 0.1% Taxi, City of Onkaparinga: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Onkaparinga: 68.7% Car - as passenger, City of Onkaparinga: 4.8% Truck, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Motorbike, City of Onkaparinga: 0.6% Bicycle, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Walked only, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Other, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Worked at home, City of Onkaparinga: 3.2% Did not go to work, City of Onkaparinga: 12.0% Not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Train, Happy Valley: 0.2% Bus, Happy Valley: 5.5% Tram or Ferry, Happy Valley: 0.0% Taxi, Happy Valley: 0.0% Car - as driver, Happy Valley: 70.6% Car - as passenger, Happy Valley: 4.3% Truck, Happy Valley: 0.7% Motorbike, Happy Valley: 0.6% Bicycle, Happy Valley: 0.2% Walked only, Happy Valley: 0.4% Other, Happy Valley: 1.1% Worked at home, Happy Valley: 3.0% Did not go to work, Happy Valley: 12.5% Not stated, Happy Valley: 0.9%
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, Happy Valley: -9 Bus, Happy Valley: -24 Tram or Ferry, Happy Valley: -6 Taxi, Happy Valley: -9 Car - as driver, Happy Valley: -88 Car - as passenger, Happy Valley: -35 Truck, Happy Valley: -4 Motorbike, Happy Valley: -9 Bicycle, Happy Valley: -10 Walked only, Happy Valley: -41 Other, Happy Valley: +16 Worked at home, Happy Valley: +30 Did not go to work, Happy Valley: +9 Not stated, Happy Valley: -30
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 332 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Happy Valley, compared with 4,454 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 Happy Valley in 2011, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 5.7% used public transport, while 76.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.7% and 75.0% respectively in the City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (5.5% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (70.6% compared to 68.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.2% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Happy Valley decreased by 210 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Happy Valley between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (-88 persons)

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