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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in City of Whyalla 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 City of Whyalla'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
City of Whyalla 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver5,56567.166.05,88164.263.8-316
Car, as passenger5466.64.67768.55.3-230
Train40.01.900.01.6+4
Bus3023.64.72362.64.8+66
Ferry30.00.050.10.0-2
Tram00.00.400.00.30
Truck300.40.6470.50.8-17
Motorbike/Motor scooter630.80.5820.90.5-19
Bicycle821.01.01161.31.0-34
Taxi/Other540.70.2760.80.2-22
Other - multiple methods931.11.51161.31.5-23
Walked only3053.72.83243.53.2-19
Worked at home1051.34.41071.24.2-2
Did not go to work1,07713.010.71,24413.611.4-167
Not stated690.80.91521.71.4-83

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, City of Whyalla - All industries : 67.1% Car, as passenger, City of Whyalla - All industries : 6.6% Train, City of Whyalla - All industries : 0.0% Bus, City of Whyalla - All industries : 3.6% Ferry, City of Whyalla - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Whyalla - All industries : 0.0% Truck, City of Whyalla - All industries : 0.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Whyalla - All industries : 0.8% Bicycle, City of Whyalla - All industries : 1.0% Taxi/Other, City of Whyalla - All industries : 0.7% Other - multiple methods, City of Whyalla - All industries : 1.1% Worked at home, City of Whyalla - All industries : 1.3% Did not go to work, City of Whyalla - All industries : 13.0% Not stated, City of Whyalla - All industries : 0.8%
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, City of Whyalla - All industries: -316 Car, as passenger, City of Whyalla - All industries: -230 Train, City of Whyalla - All industries: +4 Bus, City of Whyalla - All industries: +66 Ferry, City of Whyalla - All industries: -2 Tram, City of Whyalla - All industries: 0 Truck, City of Whyalla - All industries: -17 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Whyalla - All industries: -19 Bicycle, City of Whyalla - All industries: -34 Taxi/Other, City of Whyalla - All industries: -22 Other - multiple methods, City of Whyalla - All industries: -23 Worked at home, City of Whyalla - All industries: -2 Did not go to work, City of Whyalla - All industries: -167 Not stated, City of Whyalla - All industries: -83
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 309 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Whyalla, compared with 6,141 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 City of Whyalla shows that 3.7% used public transport, while 74.0% 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 City of Whyalla and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (13.0% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as passenger (6.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (1.3% compared to 4.4%)
  • 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 City of Whyalla between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (-316 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-230 people)
  • Did not go to work (-167 people)
  • Bus (+66 people)

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