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Surrey Downs

Method of travel to work

In Surrey Downs 10 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Surrey Downs'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
Surrey Downs - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Train
70.40.260.30.1+1
Bus
21812.49.81518.79.4+67
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
1,13864.767.21,17167.565.8-33
Car - as passenger
734.14.41025.95.1-29
Truck
80.50.7120.70.9-4
Motorbike
140.80.4120.70.5+2
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.4191.10.4-19
map this data in atlas.idWalked only100.60.9100.61.00
Other
60.30.970.40.9-1
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home402.32.6311.82.6+9
Did not go to work
22312.711.319011.011.7+33
Not stated
231.31.0231.31.40

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 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% Train, Surrey Downs: 0.4% Bus, Surrey Downs: 12.4% Tram or Ferry, Surrey Downs: 0.0% Taxi, Surrey Downs: 0.0% Car - as driver, Surrey Downs: 64.7% Car - as passenger, Surrey Downs: 4.1% Truck, Surrey Downs: 0.5% Motorbike, Surrey Downs: 0.8% Bicycle, Surrey Downs: 0.0% Walked only, Surrey Downs: 0.6% Other, Surrey Downs: 0.3% Worked at home, Surrey Downs: 2.3% Did not go to work, Surrey Downs: 12.7% Not stated, Surrey Downs: 1.3%
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, Surrey Downs: +1 Bus, Surrey Downs: +67 Tram or Ferry, Surrey Downs: 0 Taxi, Surrey Downs: 0 Car - as driver, Surrey Downs: -33 Car - as passenger, Surrey Downs: -29 Truck, Surrey Downs: -4 Motorbike, Surrey Downs: +2 Bicycle, Surrey Downs: -19 Walked only, Surrey Downs: 0 Other, Surrey Downs: -1 Worked at home, Surrey Downs: +9 Did not go to work, Surrey Downs: +33 Not stated, Surrey Downs: 0
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 225 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Surrey Downs, compared with 1,233 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 Surrey Downs in 2011, compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully, shows that 12.8% used public transport, while 70.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.1% and 72.7% respectively in the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Surrey Downs and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (12.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (12.7% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (64.7% compared to 67.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Surrey Downs increased by 26 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Surrey Downs between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Bus (+67 persons)

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