City of Playford

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Playford, there is a lower proportion of local All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the South Australia workforce.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the City of Playford is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers place of residence and resident place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the City of Playford, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers method of travel to work
City of Playford - All industries20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver20,39572.364.617,76473.366.2+2,631
Car, as passenger1,7216.14.41,3315.54.5+390
Motorbike/Motor scooter800.30.4610.30.5+19
Other - multiple methods990.40.62190.91.4-120
Walked only3401.22.43581.52.7-18
Worked at home1,2214.39.47513.14.4+470
Did not go to work3,37912.010.72,68311.110.7+696
Not stated1390.50.52341.00.9-95
Total 28,216100.0100.024,243100.0100.0+3,973

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

In 2021, there were 576 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Playford, compared with 22,314 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work in the City of Playford in 2021 compared to the South Australia workforce within the City of Playford shows that 2.0% used public transport, while 79.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.3% and 69.8% respectively in South Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the City of Playford and the South Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as driver (72.3% compared to 64.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked at home (4.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.8% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as passenger (6.1% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the workforce in the City of Playford between2016 and 2021 were:

  • Car, as driver (+2,631 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+696 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+470 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+390 local workers)

City of Playford

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