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Greater Hobart

Method of travel to work

In Greater Hobart 6,019 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Greater Hobart's commuting statistics reveal the main modes of transport by which residents get to work. 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, the number of motor vehicles available within a household, and the distance travelled to work.

Commuting data is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the availability, effectiveness and utilisation of local transport options, particularly when analysed with Residents Place of Work data and Car Ownership.

Derived from the Census question:

'How did the person get to work on Tuesday, 9 August 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Greater Hobart - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Train110.07.9280.06.5-17
Bus5,0755.31.34,6375.21.1+438
Tram or Ferry200.01.7250.01.5-5
Taxi3080.30.22820.30.2+26
Car - as driver58,59161.061.653,21259.561.5+5,379
Car - as passenger7,3007.64.66,9247.74.9+376
Truck7390.80.88390.91.0-100
Motorbike4760.50.44250.50.5+51
Bicycle8570.91.28230.91.1+34
Walked only5,1625.43.35,5126.23.6-350
Other1,1281.21.19591.11.0+169
Worked at home3,3863.54.33,0253.44.6+361
Did not go to work11,67012.29.911,18312.510.6+487
Not stated1,2821.31.61,5341.71.9-252

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2011
Method of travel to work, 2011 Train, Victoria: 7.9% Bus, Victoria: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, Victoria: 1.7% Taxi, Victoria: 0.2% Car - as driver, Victoria: 61.6% Car - as passenger, Victoria: 4.6% Truck, Victoria: 0.8% Motorbike, Victoria: 0.4% Bicycle, Victoria: 1.2% Walked only, Victoria: 3.3% Other, Victoria: 1.1% Worked at home, Victoria: 4.3% Did not go to work, Victoria: 9.9% Not stated, Victoria: 1.6% Train, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Bus, Greater Hobart: 5.3% Tram or Ferry, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Taxi, Greater Hobart: 0.3% Car - as driver, Greater Hobart: 61.0% Car - as passenger, Greater Hobart: 7.6% Truck, Greater Hobart: 0.8% Motorbike, Greater Hobart: 0.5% Bicycle, Greater Hobart: 0.9% Walked only, Greater Hobart: 5.4% Other, Greater Hobart: 1.2% Worked at home, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Did not go to work, Greater Hobart: 12.2% Not stated, Greater Hobart: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Greater Hobart: -17 Bus, Greater Hobart: +438 Tram or Ferry, Greater Hobart: -5 Taxi, Greater Hobart: +26 Car - as driver, Greater Hobart: +5,379 Car - as passenger, Greater Hobart: +376 Truck, Greater Hobart: -100 Motorbike, Greater Hobart: +51 Bicycle, Greater Hobart: +34 Walked only, Greater Hobart: -350 Other, Greater Hobart: +169 Worked at home, Greater Hobart: +361 Did not go to work, Greater Hobart: +487 Not stated, Greater Hobart: -252
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 5,106 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Greater Hobart, compared with 67,106 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in Greater Hobart in 2011, compared to Victoria, shows that 5.3% used public transport, while 69.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 11.0% and 67.4% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Greater Hobart and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (5.3% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (7.6% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (12.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Greater Hobart increased by 6,597 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Greater Hobart between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+5,379 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+487 persons)
  • Bus (+438 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+376 persons)

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