RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, there is a lower proportion of resident All industries 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North 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
RDA Yorke and Mid North Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver18,40163.066.017,82660.063.8+575
Car, as passenger1,2134.24.61,4084.75.3-195
Train260.11.9250.11.6+1
Bus1470.54.71540.54.8-7
Ferry000.0000.0--
Tram000.430.00.3-3
Truck2781.00.64151.40.8-137
Motorbike/Motor scooter1020.30.51350.50.5-33
Bicycle1410.51.01870.61.0-46
Taxi/Other170.10.2230.10.2-6
Other - multiple methods5101.71.56452.21.5-135
Walked only1,6915.82.82,0476.93.2-356
Worked at home2,7429.44.42,9179.84.2-175
Did not go to work3,51712.110.73,46311.711.4+54
Not stated4011.40.94641.61.4-63
Total 29,186100.0100.029,712100.0100.0-526

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 173 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, compared with 19,994 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region shows that 0.6% used public transport, while 68.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.0% and 71.6% respectively in South Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region and the South Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (9.4% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who walked only (5.8% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (63.0% compared to 66.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+575 resident workers)
  • Walked only (-356 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-195 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (-175 resident workers)

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