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Eastern Region Alliance area

Method of travel to work

In Eastern Region Alliance area 5,689 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Train
5370.41.25000.41.1+37
Bus
12,8379.27.511,8128.77.2+1,025
Tram or Ferry
4370.32.02400.21.2+197
Taxi
3230.20.22750.20.4+48
Car - as driver
87,35562.857.084,88862.557.7+2,467
Car - as passenger
6,9285.04.87,0915.24.8-163
Truck
7400.50.29810.70.4-241
Motorbike
7520.50.86850.50.5+67
map this data in atlas.idBicycle2,3331.73.72,1921.63.4+141
map this data in atlas.idWalked only3,3562.44.73,6582.75.2-302
Other
1,4591.01.31,1840.91.0+275
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5,0093.64.54,7223.54.4+287
Did not go to work
15,40311.111.015,62311.511.5-220
Not stated
1,6661.21.01,9681.41.2-302

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.4% Bus, Eastern Region Alliance area: 9.2% Tram or Ferry, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.3% Taxi, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.2% Car - as driver, Eastern Region Alliance area: 62.8% Car - as passenger, Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.0% Truck, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.5% Motorbike, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.5% Bicycle, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.7% Walked only, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.4% Other, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.0% Worked at home, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.6% Did not go to work, Eastern Region Alliance area: 11.1% Not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.2%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +37 Bus, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,025 Tram or Ferry, Eastern Region Alliance area: +197 Taxi, Eastern Region Alliance area: +48 Car - as driver, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,467 Car - as passenger, Eastern Region Alliance area: -163 Truck, Eastern Region Alliance area: -241 Motorbike, Eastern Region Alliance area: +67 Bicycle, Eastern Region Alliance area: +141 Walked only, Eastern Region Alliance area: -302 Other, Eastern Region Alliance area: +275 Worked at home, Eastern Region Alliance area: +287 Did not go to work, Eastern Region Alliance area: -220 Not stated, Eastern Region Alliance area: -302
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 13,811 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Eastern Region Alliance area, compared with 95,775 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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011, compared to the City of Unley, shows that 9.9% used public transport, while 68.8% 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 Eastern Region Alliance area and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.8% compared to 57.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (9.2% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (2.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (1.7% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Eastern Region Alliance area increased by 3,316 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Eastern Region Alliance area between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+2,467 persons)
  • Bus (+1,025 persons)
  • Walked only (-302 persons)
  • Worked at home (+287 persons)

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