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Unley Ward

Method of travel to work

In Unley Ward 412 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Unley 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
Unley Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Train
40.11.250.21.1-1
Bus
2518.37.52468.37.2+5
Tram or Ferry
491.62.0170.61.2+32
Taxi
70.20.2260.90.4-20
Car - as driver
1,61053.257.01,60454.357.7+6
Car - as passenger
1505.04.81585.34.8-7
Truck
10.00.2120.40.4-11
Motorbike
371.20.8150.50.5+22
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1575.23.71174.03.4+39
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2558.44.72538.65.2+1
Other
421.41.3180.61.0+24
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1314.34.51274.34.4+4
Did not go to work
32510.811.032711.111.5-2
Not stated
70.21.0250.91.2-18

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, Unley Ward: 0.1% Bus, Unley Ward: 8.3% Tram or Ferry, Unley Ward: 1.6% Taxi, Unley Ward: 0.2% Car - as driver, Unley Ward: 53.2% Car - as passenger, Unley Ward: 5.0% Truck, Unley Ward: 0.0% Motorbike, Unley Ward: 1.2% Bicycle, Unley Ward: 5.2% Walked only, Unley Ward: 8.4% Other, Unley Ward: 1.4% Worked at home, Unley Ward: 4.3% Did not go to work, Unley Ward: 10.8% Not stated, Unley Ward: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Unley Ward: -1 Bus, Unley Ward: +5 Tram or Ferry, Unley Ward: +32 Taxi, Unley Ward: -20 Car - as driver, Unley Ward: +6 Car - as passenger, Unley Ward: -7 Truck, Unley Ward: -11 Motorbike, Unley Ward: +22 Bicycle, Unley Ward: +39 Walked only, Unley Ward: +1 Other, Unley Ward: +24 Worked at home, Unley Ward: +4 Did not go to work, Unley Ward: -2 Not stated, Unley Ward: -18
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 304 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Unley Ward, compared with 1,798 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 Unley Ward in 2011, compared to the City of Unley, shows that 10.1% used public transport, while 59.5% 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 Unley Ward and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (8.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (5.2% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (53.2% compared to 57.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.1% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Unley Ward increased by 74 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Unley Ward between 2006 and 2011.

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