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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver15,57365.366.015,58561.763.8-12
Car, as passenger1,2255.14.61,6686.65.3-443
Train80.01.930.01.6+5
Bus4221.84.73751.54.8+47
Ferry30.00.080.00.0-5
Tram00.00.400.00.30
Truck1550.60.62100.80.8-55
Motorbike/Motor scooter1240.50.51670.70.5-43
Bicycle1570.71.02511.01.0-94
Taxi/Other820.30.2980.40.2-16
Other - multiple methods3251.41.54411.71.5-116
Walked only1,2065.12.81,4045.63.2-198
Worked at home1,4686.24.41,6726.64.2-204
Did not go to work2,81711.810.72,94911.711.4-132
Not stated2841.20.94401.71.4-156

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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 65.3% Car, as passenger, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 5.1% Train, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 0.0% Bus, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 1.8% Ferry, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 0.0% Tram, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 0.0% Truck, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 0.7% Taxi/Other, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 1.4% Worked at home, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 6.2% Did not go to work, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 11.8% Not stated, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries : 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 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -12 Car, as passenger, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -443 Train, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +5 Bus, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +47 Ferry, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -5 Tram, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 0 Truck, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -55 Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -43 Bicycle, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -94 Taxi/Other, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -16 Other - multiple methods, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -116 Worked at home, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -204 Did not go to work, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -132 Not stated, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -156
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 433 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, compared with 16,953 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region shows that 1.8% used public transport, while 71.1% 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (5.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (6.2% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (1.8% 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as passenger (-443 people)
  • Worked at home (-204 people)
  • Walked only (-198 people)
  • Did not go to work (-132 people)

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