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Bass Coast Shire

Method of travel to work

In Bass Coast Shire 580 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Bass Coast Shire'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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Bass Coast Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Train
580.51.4480.41.3+10
Bus
630.50.7700.60.8-7
Tram or Ferry
140.10.1210.20.1-7
Taxi
100.10.180.10.1+2
Car - as driver
8,25465.867.37,82964.464.6+425
Car - as passenger
4964.04.66905.75.4-194
Truck
1000.80.81161.01.0-16
Motorbike
340.30.4410.30.5-7
map this data in atlas.idBicycle950.80.71060.90.9-11
map this data in atlas.idWalked only4853.93.95264.34.5-41
Other
1251.01.21371.11.3-12
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home8757.06.28336.96.3+42
Did not go to work
1,73213.811.41,50912.411.6+223
Not stated
2051.61.32161.81.7-11

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

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, Regional VIC: 1.4% Bus, Regional VIC: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Regional VIC: 0.1% Taxi, Regional VIC: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional VIC: 67.3% Car - as passenger, Regional VIC: 4.6% Truck, Regional VIC: 0.8% Motorbike, Regional VIC: 0.4% Bicycle, Regional VIC: 0.7% Walked only, Regional VIC: 3.9% Other, Regional VIC: 1.2% Worked at home, Regional VIC: 6.2% Did not go to work, Regional VIC: 11.4% Not stated, Regional VIC: 1.3% Train, Bass Coast Shire: 0.5% Bus, Bass Coast Shire: 0.5% Tram or Ferry, Bass Coast Shire: 0.1% Taxi, Bass Coast Shire: 0.1% Car - as driver, Bass Coast Shire: 65.8% Car - as passenger, Bass Coast Shire: 4.0% Truck, Bass Coast Shire: 0.8% Motorbike, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Bicycle, Bass Coast Shire: 0.8% Walked only, Bass Coast Shire: 3.9% Other, Bass Coast Shire: 1.0% Worked at home, Bass Coast Shire: 7.0% Did not go to work, Bass Coast Shire: 13.8% Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Bass Coast Shire: +10 Bus, Bass Coast Shire: -7 Tram or Ferry, Bass Coast Shire: -7 Taxi, Bass Coast Shire: +2 Car - as driver, Bass Coast Shire: +425 Car - as passenger, Bass Coast Shire: -194 Truck, Bass Coast Shire: -16 Motorbike, Bass Coast Shire: -7 Bicycle, Bass Coast Shire: -11 Walked only, Bass Coast Shire: -41 Other, Bass Coast Shire: -12 Worked at home, Bass Coast Shire: +42 Did not go to work, Bass Coast Shire: +223 Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: -11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 135 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bass Coast Shire, compared with 8,884 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 Bass Coast Shire in 2016, compared to Regional VIC, shows that 1.1% used public transport, while 70.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.2% and 73.1% respectively in Regional VIC.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (13.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.8% compared to 67.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bass Coast Shire increased by 396 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Bass Coast Shire between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+425 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+223 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-194 persons)

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