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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Light Regional Council, there is a lower proportion of local workers using public transport to get to work than South Australia.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for Light Regional Council 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 pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the Light Regional Council, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

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

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Light Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
Light Regional Council - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver3,37669.966.22,63366.063.9+743
Car, as passenger1362.84.51473.75.3-11
Train70.11.990.21.6-2
Bus110.24.7100.34.8+1
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.400.00.30
Truck491.00.6531.30.8-4
Motorbike/Motor scooter140.30.5130.30.5+1
Bicycle120.21.0130.31.0-1
Taxi/Other00.00.200.00.20
Other - multiple methods621.31.4571.41.4+5
Walked only1883.92.71764.43.2+12
Worked at home4519.34.446311.64.2-12
Did not go to work4629.610.73609.011.4+102
Not stated601.20.9581.51.4+2

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, South Australia: 66.2% Car, as passenger, South Australia: 4.5% 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: 1.4% 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, Light Regional Council: 69.9% Car, as passenger, Light Regional Council: 2.8% Train, Light Regional Council: 0.1% Bus, Light Regional Council: 0.2% Ferry, Light Regional Council: 0.0% Tram, Light Regional Council: 0.0% Truck, Light Regional Council: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Light Regional Council: 0.3% Bicycle, Light Regional Council: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Light Regional Council: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Light Regional Council: 1.3% Worked at home, Light Regional Council: 9.3% Did not go to work, Light Regional Council: 9.6% Not stated, Light Regional Council: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Light Regional Council: +743 Car, as passenger, Light Regional Council: -11 Train, Light Regional Council: -2 Bus, Light Regional Council: +1 Ferry, Light Regional Council: 0 Tram, Light Regional Council: 0 Truck, Light Regional Council: -4 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Light Regional Council: +1 Bicycle, Light Regional Council: -1 Taxi/Other, Light Regional Council: 0 Other - multiple methods, Light Regional Council: +5 Worked at home, Light Regional Council: -12 Did not go to work, Light Regional Council: +102 Not stated, Light Regional Council: +2
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 18 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Light Regional Council, compared with 3,561 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in Light Regional Council in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 73.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.5% and 71.7% respectively in South Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (9.3% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (69.9% compared to 66.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.2% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (2.8% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in Light Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+743 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+102 local workers)
  • Walked only (+12 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-12 local workers)

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