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Method of travel to work

In the City of Tea Tree Gully 624 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Tea Tree Gully'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 Tea Tree Gully - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
950.22.1650.12.1+30
Bus
4,6969.85.94,5009.45.8+196
Tram or Ferry
250.10.4130.00.2+12
Taxi
650.10.2540.10.2+11
Car - as driver
32,06867.264.431,58565.863.4+483
Car - as passenger
2,0894.45.22,4435.15.5-354
Truck
3330.70.74520.90.8-119
Motorbike
2050.40.62590.50.6-54
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1980.41.12090.41.2-11
map this data in atlas.idWalked only4260.92.44811.02.6-55
Other
4360.91.34280.91.0+8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,2332.63.21,2462.63.2-13
Did not go to work
5,40111.311.25,59811.711.6-197
Not stated
4801.01.36581.41.6-178

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 Tea Tree Gully: 0.2% Bus, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.8% Tram or Ferry, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Taxi, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Tea Tree Gully: 67.2% Car - as passenger, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.4% Truck, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Motorbike, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Walked only, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.9% Other, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.6% Did not go to work, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.3% Not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0%
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 Tea Tree Gully: +30 Bus, City of Tea Tree Gully: +196 Tram or Ferry, City of Tea Tree Gully: +12 Taxi, City of Tea Tree Gully: +11 Car - as driver, City of Tea Tree Gully: +483 Car - as passenger, City of Tea Tree Gully: -354 Truck, City of Tea Tree Gully: -119 Motorbike, City of Tea Tree Gully: -54 Bicycle, City of Tea Tree Gully: -11 Walked only, City of Tea Tree Gully: -55 Other, City of Tea Tree Gully: +8 Worked at home, City of Tea Tree Gully: -13 Did not go to work, City of Tea Tree Gully: -197 Not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: -178
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 4,816 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Tea Tree Gully, compared with 34,695 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 Tea Tree Gully in 2011, compared to Greater Adelaide, shows that 10.1% used public transport, while 72.7% 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 Tea Tree Gully and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (9.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.2% compared to 64.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.9% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Tea Tree Gully decreased by 241 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+483 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-354 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-197 persons)
  • Bus (+196 persons)

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