South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.


63. Use of public transport:

Increase the use of public transport to 10% of metropolitan weekday passenger vehicle kilometres travelled by 2018

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

In 2002–03 (the baseline year), public transport accounted for 6.5% of weekday vehicle (car, bus, train or tram) kilometres travelled. This has increased slightly to 6.6% by 2013-14; however the 2013-14 result is lower than the 7.4% averaged between 2004-05 and 2011-12.

It is expected that patronage in 2014-15 will increase with the improvements to the North-South bus corridor and the full year operation of the Seaford rail extension, introduction of electric trains and the reopening of the Tonsley Line.

The estimated metropolitan public transport patronage in 2014 15 was 6.8 per cent of total public transport and car use (source: Australian Bureau of Statistics), up from 2013 14 due to the completion of improvements such as the extension of the Seaford rail line.

Lead Agency

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure