City of Charles Sturt

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Charles Sturt, there is a higher proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the South Australia workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Charles Sturt'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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Charles Sturt 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver33,94065.666.031,05064.163.8+2,890
Car, as passenger2,4734.84.62,7715.75.3-298
Motorbike/Motor scooter2750.50.52640.50.5+11
Other - multiple methods9931.91.58901.81.5+103
Walked only8741.72.89632.03.2-89
Worked at home1,6253.14.41,3132.74.2+312
Did not go to work5,35210.310.75,27610.911.4+76
Not stated4140.80.97071.51.4-293
Total 51,734100.0100.048,455100.0100.0+3,279

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 4,721 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Charles Sturt, compared with 36,938 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Charles Sturt shows that 9.1% used public transport, while 71.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.0% and 71.6% respectively in South Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Charles Sturt and the South Australia workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (3.1% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (2.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (5.3% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Charles Sturt between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+2,890 resident workers)
  • Train (+341 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+312 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-298 resident workers)

City of Charles Sturt

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