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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island have a lower 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island'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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver36,07665.966.034,69064.263.8+1,386
Car, as passenger2,1714.04.62,4834.65.3-312
Train1240.21.9970.21.6+27
Bus1,8373.44.71,8143.44.8+23
Ferry00.00.0120.00.0-12
Tram30.00.470.00.3-4
Truck4250.80.65401.00.8-115
Motorbike/Motor scooter1950.40.52150.40.5-20
Bicycle2190.41.02310.41.0-12
Taxi/Other470.10.2520.10.2-5
Other - multiple methods7191.31.58771.61.5-158
Walked only1,5432.82.81,8483.43.2-305
Worked at home4,0037.34.43,8117.14.2+192
Did not go to work6,89712.610.76,67212.311.4+225
Not stated5190.90.96821.31.4-163

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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 65.9% Car, as passenger, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 4.0% Train, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 0.2% Bus, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 3.4% Ferry, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 0.0% Tram, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 0.0% Truck, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 0.4% Taxi/Other, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 1.3% Worked at home, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 7.3% Did not go to work, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries : 12.6% Not stated, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - 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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +1,386 Car, as passenger, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -312 Train, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +27 Bus, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +23 Ferry, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -12 Tram, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -4 Truck, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -115 Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -20 Bicycle, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -12 Taxi/Other, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -5 Other - multiple methods, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -158 Worked at home, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +192 Did not go to work, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +225 Not stated, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -163
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 1,961 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, compared with 38,675 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island shows that 3.6% used public transport, while 70.6% 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (7.3% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (12.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (0.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (3.4% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,386 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-312 people)
  • Walked only (-305 people)
  • Did not go to work (+225 people)

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