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Central North District

Method of travel to work

In Central North District 416 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Central North 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
Central North District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Train
5831.92.17582.62.2-175
Bus
1,3734.43.51,2994.43.9+74
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1100.00.0-10
Taxi
160.10.1440.10.1-28
Car - as driver
21,37468.968.719,61566.166.9+1,759
Car - as passenger
1,7665.74.81,8106.15.5-45
Truck
2320.70.82971.01.0-65
Motorbike
1800.60.62750.90.7-95
map this data in atlas.idBicycle860.30.41860.60.5-100
map this data in atlas.idWalked only3301.11.24381.51.4-108
Other
3931.31.32690.91.0+124
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home6512.13.26072.03.2+44
Did not go to work
3,62811.712.03,56812.012.2+60
Not stated
4271.41.34911.71.5-63

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, Central North District: 1.9% Bus, Central North District: 4.4% Tram or Ferry, Central North District: 0.0% Taxi, Central North District: 0.1% Car - as driver, Central North District: 68.9% Car - as passenger, Central North District: 5.7% Truck, Central North District: 0.7% Motorbike, Central North District: 0.6% Bicycle, Central North District: 0.3% Walked only, Central North District: 1.1% Other, Central North District: 1.3% Worked at home, Central North District: 2.1% Did not go to work, Central North District: 11.7% Not stated, Central North District: 1.4%
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, Central North District: -175 Bus, Central North District: +74 Tram or Ferry, Central North District: -10 Taxi, Central North District: -28 Car - as driver, Central North District: +1,759 Car - as passenger, Central North District: -45 Truck, Central North District: -65 Motorbike, Central North District: -95 Bicycle, Central North District: -100 Walked only, Central North District: -108 Other, Central North District: +124 Worked at home, Central North District: +44 Did not go to work, Central North District: +60 Not stated, Central North District: -63
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 1,956 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Central North District, compared with 23,552 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 Central North District in 2011, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 6.3% used public transport, while 75.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.7% and 75.0% respectively in the City of Onkaparinga.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Central North District and the City of Onkaparinga was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (2.1% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Central North District increased by 1,371 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,759 persons)
  • Train (-175 persons)
  • Other (+124 persons)
  • Walked only (-108 persons)

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