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Goodwood Ward

Method of travel to work

In Goodwood Ward 329 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Goodwood 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 Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Train
491.51.2672.21.1-18
Bus
2056.47.52317.57.2-26
Tram or Ferry
2227.02.01213.91.2+101
Taxi
80.30.2170.60.4-9
Car - as driver
1,69653.157.01,65753.957.7+39
Car - as passenger
1414.44.81163.84.8+25
Truck
30.10.2130.40.4-10
Motorbike
341.10.8110.30.5+23
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1595.03.71234.03.4+36
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1705.34.71946.35.2-24
Other
652.01.3311.01.0+34
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1063.34.51023.34.4+5
Did not go to work
3109.711.035911.711.5-49
Not stated
210.71.0361.21.2-15

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 Ward: 1.5% Bus, Goodwood Ward: 6.4% Tram or Ferry, Goodwood Ward: 7.0% Taxi, Goodwood Ward: 0.3% Car - as driver, Goodwood Ward: 53.1% Car - as passenger, Goodwood Ward: 4.4% Truck, Goodwood Ward: 0.1% Motorbike, Goodwood Ward: 1.1% Bicycle, Goodwood Ward: 5.0% Walked only, Goodwood Ward: 5.3% Other, Goodwood Ward: 2.0% Worked at home, Goodwood Ward: 3.3% Did not go to work, Goodwood Ward: 9.7% Not stated, Goodwood Ward: 0.7%
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 Ward: -18 Bus, Goodwood Ward: -26 Tram or Ferry, Goodwood Ward: +101 Taxi, Goodwood Ward: -9 Car - as driver, Goodwood Ward: +39 Car - as passenger, Goodwood Ward: +25 Truck, Goodwood Ward: -10 Motorbike, Goodwood Ward: +23 Bicycle, Goodwood Ward: +36 Walked only, Goodwood Ward: -24 Other, Goodwood Ward: +34 Worked at home, Goodwood Ward: +5 Did not go to work, Goodwood Ward: -49 Not stated, Goodwood Ward: -15
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 476 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Goodwood Ward, compared with 1,874 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 Ward in 2011, compared to the City of Unley, shows that 14.9% used public transport, while 58.6% 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 Ward and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (7.0% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (5.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (53.1% compared to 57.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (9.7% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Goodwood Ward increased by 119 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Tram or Ferry (+101 persons)

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