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Method of travel to work

In the City of Unley 1,578 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Unley'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 Unley - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
2151.22.12061.12.1+9
Bus
1,4007.55.91,3227.25.8+78
Tram or Ferry
3802.00.42141.20.2+166
Taxi
460.20.2760.40.2-30
Car - as driver
10,63757.064.410,58057.763.4+57
Car - as passenger
9044.85.28784.85.5+26
Truck
430.20.7660.40.8-23
Motorbike
1430.80.6930.50.6+50
map this data in atlas.idBicycle6973.71.16253.41.2+72
map this data in atlas.idWalked only8814.72.49605.22.6-79
Other
2381.31.31751.01.0+63
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home8404.53.28014.43.2+39
Did not go to work
2,06011.011.22,10011.511.6-40
Not stated
1901.01.32281.21.6-38

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 Unley: 1.2% Bus, City of Unley: 7.5% Tram or Ferry, City of Unley: 2.0% Taxi, City of Unley: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Unley: 57.0% Car - as passenger, City of Unley: 4.8% Truck, City of Unley: 0.2% Motorbike, City of Unley: 0.8% Bicycle, City of Unley: 3.7% Walked only, City of Unley: 4.7% Other, City of Unley: 1.3% Worked at home, City of Unley: 4.5% Did not go to work, City of Unley: 11.0% Not stated, City of Unley: 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 Unley: +9 Bus, City of Unley: +78 Tram or Ferry, City of Unley: +166 Taxi, City of Unley: -30 Car - as driver, City of Unley: +57 Car - as passenger, City of Unley: +26 Truck, City of Unley: -23 Motorbike, City of Unley: +50 Bicycle, City of Unley: +72 Walked only, City of Unley: -79 Other, City of Unley: +63 Worked at home, City of Unley: +39 Did not go to work, City of Unley: -40 Not stated, City of Unley: -38
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 1,995 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Unley, compared with 11,727 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 Unley in 2011, compared to Greater Adelaide, shows that 10.7% used public transport, while 62.8% 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 Unley and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (3.7% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (4.7% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (2.0% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (57.0% compared to 64.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Unley increased by 350 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Tram or Ferry (+166 persons)
  • Walked only (-79 persons)
  • Bus (+78 persons)
  • Bicycle (+72 persons)

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