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McLaren Vale

Method of travel to work

In McLaren Vale 75 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

McLaren Vale'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
McLaren Vale - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Train
191.12.1261.52.2-7
Bus
150.93.590.53.9+6
Tram or Ferry
00.00.110.00.0-1
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
1,07464.268.71,11365.166.9-39
Car - as passenger
593.54.8633.75.5-4
Truck
291.70.8160.91.0+13
Motorbike
70.40.6130.70.7-6
map this data in atlas.idBicycle140.80.470.40.5+7
map this data in atlas.idWalked only613.61.2623.61.4-1
Other
271.61.3110.71.0+15
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1488.93.21518.83.2-3
Did not go to work
20212.112.021912.812.2-17
Not stated
181.11.3211.21.5-3

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, McLaren Vale: 1.1% Bus, McLaren Vale: 0.9% Tram or Ferry, McLaren Vale: 0.0% Taxi, McLaren Vale: 0.0% Car - as driver, McLaren Vale: 64.2% Car - as passenger, McLaren Vale: 3.5% Truck, McLaren Vale: 1.7% Motorbike, McLaren Vale: 0.4% Bicycle, McLaren Vale: 0.8% Walked only, McLaren Vale: 3.6% Other, McLaren Vale: 1.6% Worked at home, McLaren Vale: 8.9% Did not go to work, McLaren Vale: 12.1% Not stated, McLaren Vale: 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, McLaren Vale: -7 Bus, McLaren Vale: +6 Tram or Ferry, McLaren Vale: -1 Taxi, McLaren Vale: 0 Car - as driver, McLaren Vale: -39 Car - as passenger, McLaren Vale: -4 Truck, McLaren Vale: +13 Motorbike, McLaren Vale: -6 Bicycle, McLaren Vale: +7 Walked only, McLaren Vale: -1 Other, McLaren Vale: +15 Worked at home, McLaren Vale: -3 Did not go to work, McLaren Vale: -17 Not stated, McLaren Vale: -3
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 34 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in McLaren Vale, compared with 1,169 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 McLaren Vale in 2011, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 2.0% used public transport, while 69.9% 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 McLaren Vale and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (8.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (3.6% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (64.2% compared to 68.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.9% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in McLaren Vale decreased by 38 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in McLaren Vale between 2006 and 2011.

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