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Goodwood South Ward

Method of travel to work

In Goodwood South Ward 198 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Goodwood South 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
Goodwood South Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Train
1013.21.2933.21.1+8
Bus
1835.97.52157.37.2-32
Tram or Ferry
1203.92.0752.51.2+45
Taxi
110.40.260.20.4+5
Car - as driver
1,78857.557.01,66656.857.7+122
Car - as passenger
1424.64.81615.54.8-19
Truck
00.00.290.30.4-9
Motorbike
180.60.8190.60.5-1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1153.73.7993.43.4+16
map this data in atlas.idWalked only832.74.7822.85.2+1
Other
531.71.3341.11.0+19
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home963.14.5953.24.4+1
Did not go to work
36011.611.035011.911.5+10
Not stated
361.11.0321.11.2+4

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, Goodwood South Ward: 3.2% Bus, Goodwood South Ward: 5.9% Tram or Ferry, Goodwood South Ward: 3.9% Taxi, Goodwood South Ward: 0.4% Car - as driver, Goodwood South Ward: 57.5% Car - as passenger, Goodwood South Ward: 4.6% Truck, Goodwood South Ward: 0.0% Motorbike, Goodwood South Ward: 0.6% Bicycle, Goodwood South Ward: 3.7% Walked only, Goodwood South Ward: 2.7% Other, Goodwood South Ward: 1.7% Worked at home, Goodwood South Ward: 3.1% Did not go to work, Goodwood South Ward: 11.6% Not stated, Goodwood South 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, Goodwood South Ward: +8 Bus, Goodwood South Ward: -32 Tram or Ferry, Goodwood South Ward: +45 Taxi, Goodwood South Ward: +5 Car - as driver, Goodwood South Ward: +122 Car - as passenger, Goodwood South Ward: -19 Truck, Goodwood South Ward: -9 Motorbike, Goodwood South Ward: -1 Bicycle, Goodwood South Ward: +16 Walked only, Goodwood South Ward: +1 Other, Goodwood South Ward: +19 Worked at home, Goodwood South Ward: +1 Did not go to work, Goodwood South Ward: +10 Not stated, Goodwood South Ward: +4
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 404 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Goodwood South Ward, compared with 1,948 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 Goodwood South Ward in 2011, compared to the City of Unley, shows that 13.0% used public transport, while 62.6% 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 Goodwood South Ward and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (3.9% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (2.7% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (5.9% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Goodwood South Ward increased by 174 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+122 persons)

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