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Northern District

Method of travel to work

In Northern District 193 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Northern District'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
Northern District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Train
2371.12.12641.22.2-27
Bus
1,1345.33.51,1405.33.9-6
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1120.10.0-12
Taxi
110.10.1210.10.1-10
Car - as driver
14,66169.068.714,66168.466.90
Car - as passenger
9134.34.81,0174.75.5-104
Truck
1540.70.81520.71.0+2
Motorbike
1690.80.61530.70.7+16
map this data in atlas.idBicycle490.20.4790.40.5-30
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1440.71.21840.91.4-40
Other
3191.51.32030.91.0+116
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home6393.03.26102.83.2+29
Did not go to work
2,60112.212.02,66112.412.2-60
Not stated
2181.01.32871.31.5-69

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, Northern District: 1.1% Bus, Northern District: 5.3% Tram or Ferry, Northern District: 0.0% Taxi, Northern District: 0.1% Car - as driver, Northern District: 69.0% Car - as passenger, Northern District: 4.3% Truck, Northern District: 0.7% Motorbike, Northern District: 0.8% Bicycle, Northern District: 0.2% Walked only, Northern District: 0.7% Other, Northern District: 1.5% Worked at home, Northern District: 3.0% Did not go to work, Northern District: 12.2% Not stated, Northern District: 1.0%
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, Northern District: -27 Bus, Northern District: -6 Tram or Ferry, Northern District: -12 Taxi, Northern District: -10 Car - as driver, Northern District: 0 Car - as passenger, Northern District: -104 Truck, Northern District: +2 Motorbike, Northern District: +16 Bicycle, Northern District: -30 Walked only, Northern District: -40 Other, Northern District: +116 Worked at home, Northern District: +29 Did not go to work, Northern District: -60 Not stated, Northern District: -69
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 1,371 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Northern District, compared with 15,897 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 Northern District in 2011, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 6.5% used public transport, while 74.8% 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 Northern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (5.3% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (1.1% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Northern District decreased by 194 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Other (+116 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-104 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-60 persons)

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