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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 driver57074.655.749870.456.1+72
Car, as passenger162.13.7172.44.7-1
Train00.03.500.03.10
Bus00.08.600.08.90
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.01.000.00.80
Truck00.00.000.00.00
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.600.00.50
Bicycle00.01.900.01.70
Taxi/Other00.00.200.00.20
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 work577.57.1578.17.70
Not stated40.50.460.80.6-2

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 55.7% Car, as passenger, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 3.7% Train, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 3.5% Bus, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 8.6% Ferry, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.0% Tram, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.0% Truck, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.6% Bicycle, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.9% Taxi/Other, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.6% Worked at home, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 12.8% Did not go to work, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 7.1% Not stated, South Australia - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.4% Car, as driver, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 74.6% Car, as passenger, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.1% Train, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Bus, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Ferry, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Tram, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Truck, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Bicycle, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Taxi/Other, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.2% Worked at home, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 12.0% Did not go to work, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 7.5% Not stated, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +72 Car, as passenger, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -1 Train, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Bus, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Ferry, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Tram, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Truck, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Bicycle, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Taxi/Other, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Other - multiple methods, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -3 Worked at home, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -2 Did not go to work, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Not stated, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -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 0 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in 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 0.0% used public transport, while 76.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.1% and 60.4% respectively in South Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (74.6% compared to 55.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Bus (0.0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Train (0.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Bicycle (0.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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