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Method of travel to work

In Smithfield Plains 4 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Smithfield Plains'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
Smithfield Plains - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Train
365.73.7588.74.2-22
Bus
132.02.2101.52.3+3
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
42867.168.239760.165.5+30
Car - as passenger
599.26.37411.17.0-15
Truck
40.71.3101.51.3-6
Motorbike
71.20.630.50.7+4
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.430.50.5-3
map this data in atlas.idWalked only40.61.4162.41.9-12
Other
50.81.060.90.9-1
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home00.02.320.32.5-2
Did not go to work
6610.310.8659.811.1+1
Not stated
162.51.7182.72.0-2

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 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% Train, Smithfield Plains: 5.7% Bus, Smithfield Plains: 2.0% Tram or Ferry, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Taxi, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Car - as driver, Smithfield Plains: 67.1% Car - as passenger, Smithfield Plains: 9.2% Truck, Smithfield Plains: 0.7% Motorbike, Smithfield Plains: 1.2% Bicycle, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Walked only, Smithfield Plains: 0.6% Other, Smithfield Plains: 0.8% Worked at home, Smithfield Plains: 0.0% Did not go to work, Smithfield Plains: 10.3% Not stated, Smithfield Plains: 2.5%
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, Smithfield Plains: -22 Bus, Smithfield Plains: +3 Tram or Ferry, Smithfield Plains: 0 Taxi, Smithfield Plains: 0 Car - as driver, Smithfield Plains: +30 Car - as passenger, Smithfield Plains: -15 Truck, Smithfield Plains: -6 Motorbike, Smithfield Plains: +4 Bicycle, Smithfield Plains: -3 Walked only, Smithfield Plains: -12 Other, Smithfield Plains: -1 Worked at home, Smithfield Plains: -2 Did not go to work, Smithfield Plains: +1 Not stated, Smithfield Plains: -2
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 49 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Smithfield Plains, compared with 498 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 Smithfield Plains in 2011, compared to the City of Playford, shows that 7.7% used public transport, while 78.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.0% and 76.3% respectively in the City of Playford.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (9.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (5.7% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (0.0% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.1% compared to 68.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Smithfield Plains decreased by 23 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Smithfield Plains between 2006 and 2011.

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