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Central South District

Method of travel to work

In Central South District 130 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Central South 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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Central South District - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Train
5485.52.82763.22.1+272
Bus
900.93.01391.63.6-49
Tram or Ferry
0--0.10--0.10
Taxi
50.00.180.10.1-3
Car - as driver
7,01870.169.76,08970.168.0+930
Car - as passenger
4064.14.24705.44.9-64
Truck
520.50.7740.90.9-22
Motorbike
160.20.4190.20.6-3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle100.10.3230.30.4-13
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1201.21.21171.31.3+3
Other
1471.51.41311.51.5+16
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3413.43.52252.63.1+116
Did not go to work
1,19311.911.998411.312.3+209
Not stated
700.70.81321.51.3-62

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, City of Onkaparinga: 2.8% Bus, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Tram or Ferry, City of Onkaparinga: 0.1% Taxi, City of Onkaparinga: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Onkaparinga: 69.7% Car - as passenger, City of Onkaparinga: 4.2% Truck, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7% Motorbike, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Walked only, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Other, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% Worked at home, City of Onkaparinga: 3.5% Did not go to work, City of Onkaparinga: 11.9% Not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Train, Central South District: 5.5% Bus, Central South District: 0.9% Taxi, Central South District: 0.0% Car - as driver, Central South District: 70.1% Car - as passenger, Central South District: 4.1% Truck, Central South District: 0.5% Motorbike, Central South District: 0.2% Bicycle, Central South District: 0.1% Walked only, Central South District: 1.2% Other, Central South District: 1.5% Worked at home, Central South District: 3.4% Did not go to work, Central South District: 11.9% Not stated, Central South District: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Central South District: +272 Bus, Central South District: -49 Tram or Ferry, Central South District: 0 Taxi, Central South District: -3 Car - as driver, Central South District: +930 Car - as passenger, Central South District: -64 Truck, Central South District: -22 Motorbike, Central South District: -3 Bicycle, Central South District: -13 Walked only, Central South District: +3 Other, Central South District: +16 Worked at home, Central South District: +116 Did not go to work, Central South District: +209 Not stated, Central South District: -62
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 638 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Central South District, compared with 7,492 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 South District in 2016, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 6.4% used public transport, while 74.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.9% and 75.0% respectively in the City of Onkaparinga.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Central South District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (5.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.9% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Central South District increased by 1,330 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Central South District between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+930 persons)
  • Train (+272 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+209 persons)
  • Worked at home (+116 persons)

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