City of Salisbury

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Salisbury, there is a similar 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 the City of Salisbury'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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Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Salisbury 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver40,91971.366.038,92368.363.8+1,996
Car, as passenger2,8755.04.63,4736.15.3-598
Motorbike/Motor scooter2570.40.53370.60.5-80
Other - multiple methods7181.31.56671.21.5+51
Walked only6861.22.87101.23.2-24
Worked at home1,1772.14.41,0471.84.2+130
Did not go to work5,3679.310.75,99610.511.4-629
Not stated4930.90.99521.71.4-459
Total 57,407100.0100.056,948100.0100.0+459

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 4,205 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Salisbury, compared with 44,444 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 the City of Salisbury shows that 7.3% used public transport, while 77.4% 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 the City of Salisbury and the South Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (71.3% compared to 66.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (2.1% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (3.3% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Salisbury between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,996 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-629 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-598 resident workers)
  • Train (+218 resident workers)

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