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Saturday, 27 September 2014

PROPORTION OF ADULTS USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT


PROPORTION OF ADULTS USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO WORK OR STUDY IN THE CAPITAL CITIES OF AUSTRALIA CHANGE BETWEEN 1996 AND 2006.

Years
1996
2000
2003
2006
Change

%  %
%
%
%

 Sydney
23.4
25.0
25.9
26.3
12.4
 Melbourne
13.1
15.9
15.3
17.7
35.1
 Brisbane
14.3
11.6
15.7
17.5
22.4
 Adelaide
12.2
10.6
13.4
14.4
18.0
 Perth
10.5
11.3
10.5
10.7
1.9
 Hobart
12.8
5.2
6.9
10.3
-19.5
 Canberra
11.4
8.2
8.1
7.9
-30.7
Total  
16.3
17.2
17.9
19.1
17.2

The table gives a comparative study of the changes in the use of public transport by adults for work or study in the capital cities of Australia from 1996 to 2006.

Overall, public transport use grew by 17% for all capital cities combined, with Melbourne experiencing the highest growth (35%).  While increased use of public transport is reflected across most capital cities, only Canberra and Hobart experienced a decline in the proportion of adults using it.  In Canberra, public transport use fell by about 31% between 1996 and 2006. While rates of use fluctuated in Hobart over this period, the 2006 rate was around 20% lower than that in 1996.

In 2006, Sydney had the highest level of public transport use, with over one-quarter (26%) using it, whereas Canberra (8%) recorded the lowest level of public transport usage.  Other capital cities that made significant contribution to the public transport use are Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide at 17.7%, 17.5% and 14.4% respectively.

In conclusion, most capital cities in Australia experienced a moderate increase in the use of public transport, but it was only a small proportion compared to other forms of transport.

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