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Water Gully Ward

Method of travel to work

In Water Gully Ward 69 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Water Gully 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
Water Gully Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Train
00.00.260.10.1-6
Bus
83210.69.87098.89.4+123
Tram or Ferry
60.10.130.00.0+3
Taxi
80.10.140.00.1+4
Car - as driver
5,29767.867.25,27965.865.8+18
Car - as passenger
3224.14.43644.55.1-42
Truck
480.60.71031.30.9-55
Motorbike
390.50.4310.40.5+8
map this data in atlas.idBicycle390.50.4620.80.4-23
map this data in atlas.idWalked only300.40.9560.71.0-26
Other
440.60.9720.90.9-28
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2503.22.62533.22.6-3
Did not go to work
81410.411.395511.911.7-141
Not stated
891.11.01201.51.4-31

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, Water Gully Ward: 0.0% Bus, Water Gully Ward: 10.6% Tram or Ferry, Water Gully Ward: 0.1% Taxi, Water Gully Ward: 0.1% Car - as driver, Water Gully Ward: 67.8% Car - as passenger, Water Gully Ward: 4.1% Truck, Water Gully Ward: 0.6% Motorbike, Water Gully Ward: 0.5% Bicycle, Water Gully Ward: 0.5% Walked only, Water Gully Ward: 0.4% Other, Water Gully Ward: 0.6% Worked at home, Water Gully Ward: 3.2% Did not go to work, Water Gully Ward: 10.4% Not stated, Water Gully Ward: 1.1%
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, Water Gully Ward: -6 Bus, Water Gully Ward: +123 Tram or Ferry, Water Gully Ward: +3 Taxi, Water Gully Ward: +4 Car - as driver, Water Gully Ward: +18 Car - as passenger, Water Gully Ward: -42 Truck, Water Gully Ward: -55 Motorbike, Water Gully Ward: +8 Bicycle, Water Gully Ward: -23 Walked only, Water Gully Ward: -26 Other, Water Gully Ward: -28 Worked at home, Water Gully Ward: -3 Did not go to work, Water Gully Ward: -141 Not stated, Water Gully Ward: -31
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 838 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Water Gully Ward, compared with 5,706 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 Water Gully Ward in 2011, compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully, shows that 10.7% used public transport, while 73.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.1% and 72.7% respectively in the City of Tea Tree Gully.

There were no major differences between Water Gully Ward and City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Water Gully Ward decreased by 198 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Did not go to work (-141 persons)
  • Bus (+123 persons)
  • Truck (-55 persons)

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