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Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, 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 Port Adelaide Enfield'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

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Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Port Adelaide Enfield 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver34,78366.566.031,52064.163.8+3,263
Car, as passenger2,6175.04.62,8635.85.3-246
Train1,3162.51.91,3002.61.6+16
Bus3,8477.44.73,5867.34.8+261
Ferry70.00.0120.00.0-5
Tram530.10.4340.10.3+19
Truck2260.40.62890.60.8-63
Motorbike/Motor scooter2600.50.53280.70.5-68
Bicycle4810.91.05611.11.0-80
Taxi/Other1720.30.21830.40.2-11
Other - multiple methods7921.51.56211.31.5+171
Walked only8781.72.89802.03.2-102
Worked at home1,3192.54.41,0862.24.2+233
Did not go to work5,0369.610.75,14110.411.4-105
Not stated4860.90.96951.41.4-209
Total 52,273100.0100.049,199100.0100.0+3,074

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 5,223 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, compared with 37,886 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 Port Adelaide Enfield shows that 10.0% used public transport, while 72.5% 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 Port Adelaide Enfield and the South Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (7.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (2.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (9.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.7% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,263 resident workers)
  • Bus (+261 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-246 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+233 resident workers)

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