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Drumminor Ward

Method of travel to work

In Drumminor Ward 82 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Drumminor Ward'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
Drumminor Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Train
70.10.290.10.1-2
Bus
88512.09.87339.79.4+152
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
00.00.1130.20.1-13
Car - as driver
4,85466.167.24,93065.465.8-76
Car - as passenger
3404.64.43935.25.1-53
Truck
460.60.7640.80.9-18
Motorbike
280.40.4450.60.5-17
map this data in atlas.idBicycle210.30.4410.50.4-20
map this data in atlas.idWalked only610.80.9811.11.0-20
Other
270.40.9771.00.9-50
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1832.52.62052.72.6-22
Did not go to work
84111.511.384311.211.7-2
Not stated
520.71.01041.41.4-52

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, Drumminor Ward: 0.1% Bus, Drumminor Ward: 12.0% Tram or Ferry, Drumminor Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Drumminor Ward: 0.0% Car - as driver, Drumminor Ward: 66.1% Car - as passenger, Drumminor Ward: 4.6% Truck, Drumminor Ward: 0.6% Motorbike, Drumminor Ward: 0.4% Bicycle, Drumminor Ward: 0.3% Walked only, Drumminor Ward: 0.8% Other, Drumminor Ward: 0.4% Worked at home, Drumminor Ward: 2.5% Did not go to work, Drumminor Ward: 11.5% Not stated, Drumminor Ward: 0.7%
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, Drumminor Ward: -2 Bus, Drumminor Ward: +152 Tram or Ferry, Drumminor Ward: 0 Taxi, Drumminor Ward: -13 Car - as driver, Drumminor Ward: -76 Car - as passenger, Drumminor Ward: -53 Truck, Drumminor Ward: -18 Motorbike, Drumminor Ward: -17 Bicycle, Drumminor Ward: -20 Walked only, Drumminor Ward: -20 Other, Drumminor Ward: -50 Worked at home, Drumminor Ward: -22 Did not go to work, Drumminor Ward: -2 Not stated, Drumminor Ward: -52
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 892 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Drumminor Ward, compared with 5,268 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 Drumminor Ward in 2011, compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully, shows that 12.1% used public transport, while 71.7% 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 Drumminor Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (12.0% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.1% compared to 67.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Drumminor Ward decreased by 193 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bus (+152 persons)
  • Car - as driver (-76 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-53 persons)
  • Other (-50 persons)

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