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Method of travel to work

In the City of West Torrens 1,274 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of West Torrens'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
City of West Torrens - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
1130.42.1870.42.1+26
Bus
2,73610.45.92,3089.75.8+428
Tram or Ferry
2551.00.41270.50.2+128
Taxi
1200.50.2860.40.2+34
Car - as driver
15,73859.764.414,26160.163.4+1,477
Car - as passenger
1,4245.45.21,2535.35.5+171
Truck
1340.50.71420.60.8-8
Motorbike
2220.80.61640.70.6+58
map this data in atlas.idBicycle5572.11.15472.31.2+10
map this data in atlas.idWalked only7172.72.47683.22.6-51
Other
3471.31.32190.91.0+128
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home7092.73.26262.63.2+83
Did not go to work
2,93211.111.22,75411.611.6+178
Not stated
3551.31.34061.71.6-51

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, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Bus, Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Tram or Ferry, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Taxi, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Adelaide: 64.4% Car - as passenger, Greater Adelaide: 5.2% Truck, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Walked only, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Other, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Worked at home, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Did not go to work, Greater Adelaide: 11.2% Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Train, City of West Torrens: 0.4% Bus, City of West Torrens: 10.4% Tram or Ferry, City of West Torrens: 1.0% Taxi, City of West Torrens: 0.5% Car - as driver, City of West Torrens: 59.7% Car - as passenger, City of West Torrens: 5.4% Truck, City of West Torrens: 0.5% Motorbike, City of West Torrens: 0.8% Bicycle, City of West Torrens: 2.1% Walked only, City of West Torrens: 2.7% Other, City of West Torrens: 1.3% Worked at home, City of West Torrens: 2.7% Did not go to work, City of West Torrens: 11.1% Not stated, City of West Torrens: 1.3%
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, City of West Torrens: +26 Bus, City of West Torrens: +428 Tram or Ferry, City of West Torrens: +128 Taxi, City of West Torrens: +34 Car - as driver, City of West Torrens: +1,477 Car - as passenger, City of West Torrens: +171 Truck, City of West Torrens: -8 Motorbike, City of West Torrens: +58 Bicycle, City of West Torrens: +10 Walked only, City of West Torrens: -51 Other, City of West Torrens: +128 Worked at home, City of West Torrens: +83 Did not go to work, City of West Torrens: +178 Not stated, City of West Torrens: -51
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 3,104 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of West Torrens, compared with 17,518 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 the City of West Torrens in 2011, compared to Greater Adelaide, shows that 11.8% used public transport, while 66.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.3% and 70.9% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (10.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.7% compared to 64.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.4% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of West Torrens increased by 2,611 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the City of West Torrens between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+1,477 persons)
  • Bus (+428 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+178 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+171 persons)

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