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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the City of Tea Tree Gully have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Greater Adelaide.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Tea Tree Gully's local resident workers use (either within or outside the local area), informs decision-makers about the effectiveness of transport modes, routes and availability of local public transport.

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 between place of residence and place of work;
  • The number of motor vehicles available within a household; and
  • The travel distance to work, which for example, can allow people to walk or bicycle to their place of employment.

Method of Travel to Work data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local resident workers method of travel to work
City of Tea Tree Gully 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver32,33666.664.031,88865.363.0+448
Car, as passenger2,1684.55.22,5075.15.5-339
Train290.11.3380.11.3-9
Train and Car190.00.560.00.3+13
Train and other270.10.3250.10.4+2
Train and multiple other methods180.00.100.00.1+18
Bus3,8277.95.03,8337.85.1-6
Bus and car7891.60.76521.30.6+137
Bus and other (not train)300.10.1310.10.1-1
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)470.10.1200.00.0+27
Ferry190.00.060.00.0+13
Tram70.00.430.00.2+4
Truck3500.70.74671.00.9-117
Motorbike/Motor scooter2060.40.62600.50.6-54
Bicycle2000.41.12090.41.2-9
Taxi/Other3600.70.93540.70.8+6
Other - multiple methods2480.50.61990.40.5+49
Walked only5071.02.55541.12.7-47
Worked at home1,2362.53.21,2602.63.2-24
Did not go to work5,64211.611.45,85112.011.9-209
Not stated4881.01.36701.41.6-182

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, Greater Adelaide: 64.0% Car, as passenger, Greater Adelaide: 5.2% Train, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Train and Car, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Train and other, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Train and multiple other methods, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Bus, Greater Adelaide: 5.0% Bus and car, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Bus and other (not train), Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Ferry, Greater Adelaide: 0.0% Tram, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Truck, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Taxi/Other, Greater Adelaide: 0.9% Other - multiple methods, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Worked at home, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Did not go to work, Greater Adelaide: 11.4% Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Car, as driver, City of Tea Tree Gully: 66.6% Car, as passenger, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.5% Train, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Train and Car, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.0% Train and other, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Train and multiple other methods, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.0% Bus, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.9% Bus and car, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Bus and other (not train), City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Ferry, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.0% Tram, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.0% Truck, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Taxi/Other, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Worked at home, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.5% Did not go to work, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.6% Not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, City of Tea Tree Gully: +448 Car, as passenger, City of Tea Tree Gully: -339 Train, City of Tea Tree Gully: -9 Train and Car, City of Tea Tree Gully: +13 Train and other, City of Tea Tree Gully: +2 Train and multiple other methods, City of Tea Tree Gully: +18 Bus, City of Tea Tree Gully: -6 Bus and car, City of Tea Tree Gully: +137 Bus and other (not train), City of Tea Tree Gully: -1 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Tea Tree Gully: +27 Ferry, City of Tea Tree Gully: +13 Tram, City of Tea Tree Gully: +4 Truck, City of Tea Tree Gully: -117 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Tea Tree Gully: -54 Bicycle, City of Tea Tree Gully: -9 Taxi/Other, City of Tea Tree Gully: +6 Other - multiple methods, City of Tea Tree Gully: +49 Worked at home, City of Tea Tree Gully: -24 Did not go to work, City of Tea Tree Gully: -209 Not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: -182
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 4,805 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Tea Tree Gully, compared with 34,861 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that 9.9% used public transport, while 71.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.1% and 70.3% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the City of Tea Tree Gully and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (7.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (66.6% compared to 64.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (0.1% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in the City of Tea Tree Gully between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+448 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (-339 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (-209 local labour force)
  • Bus and car (+137 local labour force)

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