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 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Salisbury20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. South Australia%Number%. South Australia%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver45,37671.264.440,91971.366.0+4,457
Car, as passenger3,2255.14.42,8755.04.6+350
Motorbike/Motor scooter2760.40.42570.40.5+19
Other - multiple methods3910.60.67181.31.5-327
Walked only6531.02.56861.22.8-33
Worked at home3,6615.79.61,1772.14.4+2,484
Did not go to work5,9129.310.85,3679.310.7+545
Not stated2940.50.54930.90.9-199
Total 63,760100.0100.057,407100.0100.0+6,353

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2021, there were 3,198 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Salisbury, compared with 49,206 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 5.0% used public transport, while 77.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.3% and 69.6% 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 (71.2% compared to 64.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (5.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (9.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.0% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Salisbury between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Car, as driver (+4,457 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+2,484 resident workers)
  • Train (-1,686 resident workers)
  • Bus (+587 resident workers)

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