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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Within the Limestone Coast region, there is a lower proportion of resident Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 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 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
Limestone Coast region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver57074.655.749870.456.1+72
Car, as passenger162.13.7172.44.7-1
Train003.5003.1--
Bus008.6008.9--
Ferry000.0000.0--
Tram001.0000.8--
Truck000.0000.0--
Motorbike/Motor scooter000.6000.5--
Bicycle001.9001.7--
Taxi/Other000.2000.2--
Other - multiple methods91.21.6121.71.6-3
Walked only162.12.9233.33.3-7
Worked at home9212.012.89413.310.6-2
Did not go to work577.57.1578.17.7--
Not stated40.50.460.80.6-2
Total 764100.0100.0707100.0100.0+57

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 0 resident workers in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Limestone Coast region, compared with 586 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% used public transport, while 76.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.1% and 60.0% respectively in South Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services resident workers in the Limestone Coast region and the South Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (74.6% compared to 55.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bicycle (0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services resident workers in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+72 resident workers)
  • Walked only (-7 resident workers)
  • Other - multiple methods (-3 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (-2 resident workers)

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