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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area'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
Port Pirie Regional Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver4,57470.366.04,34865.663.8+226
Car, as passenger3395.24.63945.95.3-55
Train50.11.950.11.60
Bus610.94.7450.74.8+16
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.400.00.30
Truck320.50.6620.90.8-30
Motorbike/Motor scooter480.70.5480.70.50
Bicycle580.91.0931.41.0-35
Taxi/Other100.20.2140.20.2-4
Other - multiple methods871.31.5941.41.5-7
Walked only2403.72.83034.63.2-63
Worked at home2273.54.42563.94.2-29
Did not go to work75611.610.785812.911.4-102
Not stated721.10.91111.71.4-39

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, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 70.3% Car, as passenger, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 5.2% Train, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 0.1% Bus, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 0.9% Ferry, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 0.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 0.7% Bicycle, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 0.9% Taxi/Other, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 1.3% Worked at home, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 3.5% Did not go to work, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 11.6% Not stated, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries : 1.1%
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, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +226 Car, as passenger, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -55 Train, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 0 Bus, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +16 Ferry, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 0 Tram, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 0 Truck, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -30 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: 0 Bicycle, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -35 Taxi/Other, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -4 Other - multiple methods, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -7 Worked at home, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -29 Did not go to work, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -102 Not stated, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -39
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 66 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Port Pirie Regional Council area, compared with 4,945 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area shows that 1.0% used public transport, while 76.0% 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (70.3% compared to 66.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (0.1% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+226 people)
  • Did not go to work (-102 people)
  • Walked only (-63 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-55 people)

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