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Method of travel to work

In the City of Playford 551 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Playford'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
City of Playford - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
1,1323.72.11,0844.22.1+48
Bus
6772.25.95892.35.8+88
Tram or Ferry
80.00.480.00.20
Taxi
170.10.2390.10.2-22
Car - as driver
20,67168.264.417,05565.563.4+3,616
Car - as passenger
1,9036.35.21,8337.05.5+70
Truck
3821.30.73331.30.8+49
Motorbike
1810.60.61870.70.6-6
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1190.41.11360.51.2-17
map this data in atlas.idWalked only4321.42.44831.92.6-51
Other
3041.01.32390.91.0+65
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home6982.33.26632.53.2+35
Did not go to work
3,26510.811.22,89011.111.6+375
Not stated
5251.71.35172.01.6+8

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, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Bus, Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Tram or Ferry, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Taxi, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Adelaide: 64.4% Car - as passenger, Greater Adelaide: 5.2% Truck, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Walked only, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Other, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Worked at home, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Did not go to work, Greater Adelaide: 11.2% Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Train, City of Playford: 3.7% Bus, City of Playford: 2.2% Tram or Ferry, City of Playford: 0.0% Taxi, City of Playford: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Playford: 68.2% Car - as passenger, City of Playford: 6.3% Truck, City of Playford: 1.3% Motorbike, City of Playford: 0.6% Bicycle, City of Playford: 0.4% Walked only, City of Playford: 1.4% Other, City of Playford: 1.0% Worked at home, City of Playford: 2.3% Did not go to work, City of Playford: 10.8% Not stated, City of Playford: 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, City of Playford: +48 Bus, City of Playford: +88 Tram or Ferry, City of Playford: 0 Taxi, City of Playford: -22 Car - as driver, City of Playford: +3,616 Car - as passenger, City of Playford: +70 Truck, City of Playford: +49 Motorbike, City of Playford: -6 Bicycle, City of Playford: -17 Walked only, City of Playford: -51 Other, City of Playford: +65 Worked at home, City of Playford: +35 Did not go to work, City of Playford: +375 Not stated, City of Playford: +8
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 1,817 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Playford, compared with 23,137 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 the City of Playford in 2011, compared to Greater Adelaide, shows that 6.0% used public transport, while 76.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.3% and 70.9% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Playford and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.2% compared to 64.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (6.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (2.2% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Playford increased by 4,258 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+3,616 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+375 persons)
  • Bus (+88 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+70 persons)

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