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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the Limestone Coast region 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 Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver20,59068.966.019,65065.163.8+940
Car, as passenger1,4644.94.61,6915.65.3-227
Train140.01.960.01.6+8
Bus730.24.71110.44.8-38
Ferry40.00.060.00.0-2
Tram00.00.430.00.3-3
Truck2891.00.63191.10.8-30
Motorbike/Motor scooter1350.50.51170.40.5+18
Bicycle1320.41.01960.61.0-64
Taxi/Other300.10.2530.20.2-23
Other - multiple methods4671.61.54921.61.5-25
Walked only1,0483.52.81,2814.23.2-233
Worked at home2,0857.04.42,2777.54.2-192
Did not go to work3,18810.710.73,45111.411.4-263
Not stated3811.30.95271.71.4-146

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, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 68.9% Car, as passenger, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 4.9% Train, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 0.0% Bus, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 0.2% Ferry, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 0.4% Taxi/Other, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 1.6% Worked at home, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 7.0% Did not go to work, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 10.7% Not stated, Limestone Coast region - All industries : 1.3%
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, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +940 Car, as passenger, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -227 Train, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +8 Bus, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -38 Ferry, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -2 Tram, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -3 Truck, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -30 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +18 Bicycle, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -64 Taxi/Other, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -23 Other - multiple methods, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -25 Worked at home, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -192 Did not go to work, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -263 Not stated, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -146
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 91 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Limestone Coast region, compared with 22,343 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 Limestone Coast region shows that 0.3% used public transport, while 74.7% 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 Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (68.9% compared to 66.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (7.0% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.2% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (0.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+940 people)
  • Did not go to work (-263 people)
  • Walked only (-233 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-227 people)

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