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Central South District

Method of travel to work

In Central South District 127 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Central South District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Train
2693.22.12974.22.2-28
Bus
1271.53.51161.63.9+11
Tram or Ferry
00.00.130.00.0-3
Taxi
80.10.130.00.1+5
Car - as driver
6,04371.068.74,84068.366.9+1,204
Car - as passenger
4585.44.84266.05.5+32
Truck
720.80.8560.81.0+16
Motorbike
190.20.6320.50.7-13
map this data in atlas.idBicycle240.30.4230.30.5+1
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1031.21.2941.31.4+9
Other
871.01.3670.91.0+20
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2232.63.21832.63.2+40
Did not go to work
93110.912.082511.612.2+106
Not stated
1411.71.31231.71.5+18

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 South District: 3.2% Bus, Central South District: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Central South District: 0.0% Taxi, Central South District: 0.1% Car - as driver, Central South District: 71.0% Car - as passenger, Central South District: 5.4% Truck, Central South District: 0.8% Motorbike, Central South District: 0.2% Bicycle, Central South District: 0.3% Walked only, Central South District: 1.2% Other, Central South District: 1.0% Worked at home, Central South District: 2.6% Did not go to work, Central South District: 10.9% Not stated, Central South District: 1.7%
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, Central South District: -28 Bus, Central South District: +11 Tram or Ferry, Central South District: -3 Taxi, Central South District: +5 Car - as driver, Central South District: +1,204 Car - as passenger, Central South District: +32 Truck, Central South District: +16 Motorbike, Central South District: -13 Bicycle, Central South District: +1 Walked only, Central South District: +9 Other, Central South District: +20 Worked at home, Central South District: +40 Did not go to work, Central South District: +106 Not stated, Central South District: +18
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 396 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Central South District, compared with 6,592 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 2011, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 4.7% used public transport, while 77.5% 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 Central South District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (71.0% compared to 68.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.5% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.9% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Central South District increased by 1,418 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,204 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+106 persons)

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