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Method of travel to work

In Black Forest 59 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Black Forest'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
Black Forest - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Train
333.21.2353.61.1-2
Bus
434.17.5495.07.2-6
Tram or Ferry
716.82.0495.01.2+22
Taxi
111.10.200.00.4+11
Car - as driver
60257.557.054856.457.7+54
Car - as passenger
464.44.8636.54.8-17
Truck
00.00.230.30.4-3
Motorbike
121.10.830.30.5+9
map this data in atlas.idBicycle343.23.7353.63.4-1
map this data in atlas.idWalked only252.44.7313.25.2-6
Other
282.71.3111.11.0+17
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home232.24.5303.14.4-7
Did not go to work
10510.011.010010.311.5+5
Not stated
80.81.0141.41.2-6

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 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% Train, Black Forest: 3.2% Bus, Black Forest: 4.1% Tram or Ferry, Black Forest: 6.8% Taxi, Black Forest: 1.1% Car - as driver, Black Forest: 57.5% Car - as passenger, Black Forest: 4.4% Truck, Black Forest: 0.0% Motorbike, Black Forest: 1.1% Bicycle, Black Forest: 3.2% Walked only, Black Forest: 2.4% Other, Black Forest: 2.7% Worked at home, Black Forest: 2.2% Did not go to work, Black Forest: 10.0% Not stated, Black Forest: 0.8%
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, Black Forest: -2 Bus, Black Forest: -6 Tram or Ferry, Black Forest: +22 Taxi, Black Forest: +11 Car - as driver, Black Forest: +54 Car - as passenger, Black Forest: -17 Truck, Black Forest: -3 Motorbike, Black Forest: +9 Bicycle, Black Forest: -1 Walked only, Black Forest: -6 Other, Black Forest: +17 Worked at home, Black Forest: -7 Did not go to work, Black Forest: +5 Not stated, Black Forest: -6
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 147 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Black Forest, compared with 660 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 Black Forest in 2011, compared to the City of Unley, shows that 14.0% used public transport, while 63.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.7% and 62.8% respectively in the City of Unley.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Black Forest and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (6.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (4.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (2.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (2.2% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Black Forest increased by 76 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+54 persons)

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