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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in RDA Yorke and Mid North 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 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 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 Yorke and Mid North Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 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
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.430.00.3-3
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

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 Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 63.0% Car, as passenger, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 4.2% Train, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 0.1% Bus, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 0.5% Ferry, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 0.0% Tram, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 0.0% Truck, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 0.3% Bicycle, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 0.5% Taxi/Other, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 1.7% Worked at home, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 9.4% Did not go to work, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 12.1% Not stated, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries : 1.4%
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 Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +575 Car, as passenger, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -195 Train, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +1 Bus, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -7 Ferry, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: 0 Tram, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -3 Truck, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -137 Motorbike/Motor scooter, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -33 Bicycle, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -46 Taxi/Other, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -6 Other - multiple methods, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -135 Worked at home, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -175 Did not go to work, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +54 Not stated, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -63
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 173 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, compared with 19,892 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 68.2% 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (9.4% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (5.8% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (63.0% compared to 66.0%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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