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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than South Australia.

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 Residents place of work and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Port Adelaide Enfield 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 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

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

Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016
Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, South Australia : 66.0% Car, as passenger, South Australia : 4.6% Train, South Australia : 1.9% Bus, South Australia : 4.7% Ferry, South Australia : 0.0% Tram, South Australia : 0.4% Truck, South Australia : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, South Australia : 0.5% Bicycle, South Australia : 1.0% Taxi/Other, South Australia : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, South Australia : 1.5% Worked at home, South Australia : 4.4% Did not go to work, South Australia : 10.7% Not stated, South Australia : 0.9% Car, as driver, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 66.5% Car, as passenger, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 5.0% Train, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 2.5% Bus, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 7.4% Ferry, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 0.1% Truck, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 0.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 0.9% Taxi/Other, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 1.5% Worked at home, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 2.5% Did not go to work, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 9.6% Not stated, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries : 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +3,263 Car, as passenger, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -246 Train, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +16 Bus, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +261 Ferry, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -5 Tram, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +19 Truck, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -63 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -68 Bicycle, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -80 Taxi/Other, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -11 Other - multiple methods, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +171 Worked at home, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +233 Did not go to work, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -105 Not stated, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -209
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 5,170 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Port Adelaide Enfield, compared with 37,679 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 9.9% used public transport, while 72.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.6% and 71.5% respectively in South Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (7.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (2.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (9.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (1.7% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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