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Morphett Vale

Method of travel to work

In Morphett Vale 147 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Morphett 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
Morphett Vale - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Train
830.82.11651.62.2-82
Bus
5585.53.55245.13.9+34
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
160.20.190.10.1+7
Car - as driver
6,91868.668.76,77566.466.9+143
Car - as passenger
5685.64.86406.35.5-72
Truck
1051.00.81061.01.0-1
Motorbike
490.50.6840.80.7-35
map this data in atlas.idBicycle340.30.4780.80.5-44
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1131.11.21241.21.4-11
Other
1421.41.31191.21.0+23
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2212.23.21971.93.2+24
Did not go to work
1,15211.412.01,19611.712.2-44
Not stated
1251.21.31841.81.5-59

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, Morphett Vale: 0.8% Bus, Morphett Vale: 5.5% Tram or Ferry, Morphett Vale: 0.0% Taxi, Morphett Vale: 0.2% Car - as driver, Morphett Vale: 68.6% Car - as passenger, Morphett Vale: 5.6% Truck, Morphett Vale: 1.0% Motorbike, Morphett Vale: 0.5% Bicycle, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Walked only, Morphett Vale: 1.1% Other, Morphett Vale: 1.4% Worked at home, Morphett Vale: 2.2% Did not go to work, Morphett Vale: 11.4% Not stated, Morphett Vale: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Morphett Vale: -82 Bus, Morphett Vale: +34 Tram or Ferry, Morphett Vale: 0 Taxi, Morphett Vale: +7 Car - as driver, Morphett Vale: +143 Car - as passenger, Morphett Vale: -72 Truck, Morphett Vale: -1 Motorbike, Morphett Vale: -35 Bicycle, Morphett Vale: -44 Walked only, Morphett Vale: -11 Other, Morphett Vale: +23 Worked at home, Morphett Vale: +24 Did not go to work, Morphett Vale: -44 Not stated, Morphett Vale: -59
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 641 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Morphett Vale, compared with 7,640 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 Morphett Vale in 2011, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 6.4% used public transport, while 75.8% 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 Morphett Vale and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (5.5% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.8% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Morphett Vale decreased by 117 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Morphett Vale between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+143 persons)
  • Train (-82 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-72 persons)

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