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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Tea Tree Gully, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than South Australia.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the City of Tea Tree Gully is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the City of Tea Tree Gully, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers method of travel to work
City of Tea Tree Gully - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %
Car, as driver14,74269.366.2
Car, as passenger1,1075.24.5
Train550.31.9
Bus5572.64.7
Ferry00.00.0
Tram40.00.4
Truck1370.60.6
Motorbike/Motor scooter580.30.5
Bicycle740.31.0
Taxi/Other320.20.2
Other - multiple methods2141.01.4
Walked only3831.82.7
Worked at home1,2565.94.4
Did not go to work2,48411.710.7
Not stated1670.80.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, South Australia: 66.2% Car, as passenger, South Australia: 4.5% 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: 1.4% 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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 69.3% Car, as passenger, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.2% Train, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Bus, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.6% Ferry, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.0% Tram, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.0% Truck, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Worked at home, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.9% Did not go to work, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.7% Not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 612 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Tea Tree Gully, compared with 15,990 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that 2.9% used public transport, while 75.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.5% and 71.7% respectively in South Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the City of Tea Tree Gully and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (69.3% compared to 66.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (5.9% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (2.6% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.3% compared to 1.9%)
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