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Method of travel to work

In Highgate 74 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Highgate'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
Highgate - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Train
00.01.200.01.10
Bus
496.57.5435.97.2+6
Tram or Ferry
00.02.000.01.20
Taxi
00.00.271.00.4-7
Car - as driver
47662.757.048666.657.7-10
Car - as passenger
466.14.8283.84.8+18
Truck
00.00.230.40.4-3
Motorbike
30.40.830.40.50
map this data in atlas.idBicycle354.63.7131.83.4+22
map this data in atlas.idWalked only395.14.7263.65.2+13
Other
00.01.371.01.0-7
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home202.64.5283.84.4-8
Did not go to work
8010.511.07410.111.5+6
Not stated
111.41.0121.61.2-1

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, Highgate: 0.0% Bus, Highgate: 6.5% Tram or Ferry, Highgate: 0.0% Taxi, Highgate: 0.0% Car - as driver, Highgate: 62.7% Car - as passenger, Highgate: 6.1% Truck, Highgate: 0.0% Motorbike, Highgate: 0.4% Bicycle, Highgate: 4.6% Walked only, Highgate: 5.1% Other, Highgate: 0.0% Worked at home, Highgate: 2.6% Did not go to work, Highgate: 10.5% Not stated, Highgate: 1.4%
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, Highgate: 0 Bus, Highgate: +6 Tram or Ferry, Highgate: 0 Taxi, Highgate: -7 Car - as driver, Highgate: -10 Car - as passenger, Highgate: +18 Truck, Highgate: -3 Motorbike, Highgate: 0 Bicycle, Highgate: +22 Walked only, Highgate: +13 Other, Highgate: -7 Worked at home, Highgate: -8 Did not go to work, Highgate: +6 Not stated, Highgate: -1
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 49 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Highgate, compared with 525 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 Highgate in 2011, compared to the City of Unley, shows that 6.5% used public transport, while 69.3% 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 Highgate and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.7% compared to 57.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (6.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.0% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (2.6% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Highgate increased by 29 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Highgate between 2006 and 2011.

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