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Limestone Coast region

Method of travel to work

In the Limestone Coast region 1,408 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Train50.00.160.00.1-1
Bus840.31.0890.30.6-5
Tram or Ferry40.00.090.00.0-5
Taxi500.20.1240.10.2+26
Car - as driver19,71566.462.918,62063.459.9+1,095
Car - as passenger1,7165.85.71,7946.16.1-78
Truck3061.01.23941.31.4-88
Motorbike1220.40.51790.60.6-57
Bicycle1920.60.62650.90.9-73
Walked only1,2164.15.71,4114.86.8-195
Other4911.72.04521.51.6+39
Worked at home2,2217.57.52,4918.58.9-270
Did not go to work3,05610.311.13,12910.711.1-73
Not stated5211.81.64981.71.8+23

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, Regional SA: 0.1% Bus, Regional SA: 1.0% Tram or Ferry, Regional SA: 0.0% Taxi, Regional SA: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional SA: 62.9% Car - as passenger, Regional SA: 5.7% Truck, Regional SA: 1.2% Motorbike, Regional SA: 0.5% Bicycle, Regional SA: 0.6% Walked only, Regional SA: 5.7% Other, Regional SA: 2.0% Worked at home, Regional SA: 7.5% Did not go to work, Regional SA: 11.1% Not stated, Regional SA: 1.6% Train, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Bus, Limestone Coast region: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Taxi, Limestone Coast region: 0.2% Car - as driver, Limestone Coast region: 66.4% Car - as passenger, Limestone Coast region: 5.8% Truck, Limestone Coast region: 1.0% Motorbike, Limestone Coast region: 0.4% Bicycle, Limestone Coast region: 0.6% Walked only, Limestone Coast region: 4.1% Other, Limestone Coast region: 1.7% Worked at home, Limestone Coast region: 7.5% Did not go to work, Limestone Coast region: 10.3% Not stated, Limestone Coast region: 1.8%
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, Limestone Coast region: -1 Bus, Limestone Coast region: -5 Tram or Ferry, Limestone Coast region: -5 Taxi, Limestone Coast region: +26 Car - as driver, Limestone Coast region: +1,095 Car - as passenger, Limestone Coast region: -78 Truck, Limestone Coast region: -88 Motorbike, Limestone Coast region: -57 Bicycle, Limestone Coast region: -73 Walked only, Limestone Coast region: -195 Other, Limestone Coast region: +39 Worked at home, Limestone Coast region: -270 Did not go to work, Limestone Coast region: -73 Not stated, Limestone Coast region: +23
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 93 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Limestone Coast region, compared with 21,859 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 Limestone Coast region in 2011, compared to Regional SA, shows that 0.3% used public transport, while 73.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.1% and 70.2% respectively in Regional SA.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.4% compared to 62.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (4.1% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Limestone Coast region increased by 338 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,095 persons)
  • Worked at home (-270 persons)
  • Walked only (-195 persons)
  • Truck (-88 persons)

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