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Southern Flinders Region

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Southern Flinders 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 Southern Flinders 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
Southern Flinders Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver6,96965.666.06,71561.363.8+254
Car, as passenger4814.54.65745.25.3-93
Train50.01.950.01.60
Bus740.74.7680.64.8+6
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.400.00.30
Truck860.80.61351.20.8-49
Motorbike/Motor scooter590.60.5690.60.5-10
Bicycle780.71.01151.11.0-37
Taxi/Other100.10.2170.20.2-7
Other - multiple methods1681.61.52242.01.5-56
Walked only5194.92.86395.83.2-120
Worked at home8247.84.49078.34.2-83
Did not go to work1,21511.410.71,30511.911.4-90
Not stated1281.20.91781.61.4-50

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, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 65.6% Car, as passenger, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 4.5% Train, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 0.0% Bus, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 0.7% Ferry, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 0.6% Bicycle, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 0.7% Taxi/Other, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 1.6% Worked at home, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 7.8% Did not go to work, Southern Flinders Region - All industries : 11.4% Not stated, Southern Flinders 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, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +254 Car, as passenger, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -93 Train, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 0 Bus, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: +6 Ferry, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 0 Tram, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: 0 Truck, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -49 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -10 Bicycle, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -37 Taxi/Other, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -7 Other - multiple methods, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -56 Worked at home, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -83 Did not go to work, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -90 Not stated, Southern Flinders Region - All industries: -50
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 79 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Southern Flinders Region, compared with 7,536 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 Southern Flinders Region shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 71.0% 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 Southern Flinders Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (7.8% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (4.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.7% 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 Southern Flinders Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+254 people)
  • Walked only (-120 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-93 people)
  • Did not go to work (-90 people)

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