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Southern District

Method of travel to work

In Southern District 65 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Southern 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
Southern District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Train
651.12.1852.22.2-20
Bus
340.63.5401.03.9-6
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
4,27770.868.72,58467.666.9+1,693
Car - as passenger
3165.24.82245.95.5+92
Truck
611.00.8491.31.0+12
Motorbike
210.30.6210.50.70
map this data in atlas.idBicycle90.10.4210.50.5-12
map this data in atlas.idWalked only560.91.2471.21.4+9
Other
1011.71.3501.31.0+51
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2323.83.21403.73.2+92
Did not go to work
82213.612.049713.012.2+325
Not stated
450.71.3651.71.5-20

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, Southern District: 1.1% Bus, Southern District: 0.6% Tram or Ferry, Southern District: 0.0% Taxi, Southern District: 0.0% Car - as driver, Southern District: 70.8% Car - as passenger, Southern District: 5.2% Truck, Southern District: 1.0% Motorbike, Southern District: 0.3% Bicycle, Southern District: 0.1% Walked only, Southern District: 0.9% Other, Southern District: 1.7% Worked at home, Southern District: 3.8% Did not go to work, Southern District: 13.6% Not stated, Southern District: 0.7%
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, Southern District: -20 Bus, Southern District: -6 Tram or Ferry, Southern District: 0 Taxi, Southern District: 0 Car - as driver, Southern District: +1,693 Car - as passenger, Southern District: +92 Truck, Southern District: +12 Motorbike, Southern District: 0 Bicycle, Southern District: -12 Walked only, Southern District: +9 Other, Southern District: +51 Worked at home, Southern District: +92 Did not go to work, Southern District: +325 Not stated, Southern District: -20
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 99 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Southern District, compared with 4,675 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 Southern District in 2011, compared to the City of Onkaparinga, shows that 1.6% used public transport, while 77.4% 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 Southern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (70.8% compared to 68.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (13.6% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.6% 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 Southern District increased by 2,216 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,693 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+325 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+92 persons)
  • Worked at home (+92 persons)

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