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Bass Coast Shire

Method of travel to work

In Bass Coast Shire 616 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Bass Coast Shire - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Train
440.31.3340.40.7+10
Bus
800.60.8300.30.7+50
Tram or Ferry
90.10.070.10.0+2
Taxi
40.00.1130.10.2-9
Car - as driver
8,27865.464.86,08562.662.3+2,193
Car - as passenger
7576.05.45195.35.4+238
Truck
1200.91.01371.41.2-17
Motorbike
460.40.5450.50.6+1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1110.90.9830.91.1+28
map this data in atlas.idWalked only5054.04.55115.35.3-6
Other
1561.21.31181.21.2+38
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home8216.56.47597.87.4+62
Did not go to work
1,48411.711.51,19812.312.0+286
Not stated
2351.91.71741.81.9+61

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, Regional VIC: 1.3% Bus, Regional VIC: 0.8% Tram or Ferry, Regional VIC: 0.0% Taxi, Regional VIC: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional VIC: 64.8% Car - as passenger, Regional VIC: 5.4% Truck, Regional VIC: 1.0% Motorbike, Regional VIC: 0.5% Bicycle, Regional VIC: 0.9% Walked only, Regional VIC: 4.5% Other, Regional VIC: 1.3% Worked at home, Regional VIC: 6.4% Did not go to work, Regional VIC: 11.5% Not stated, Regional VIC: 1.7% Train, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Bus, Bass Coast Shire: 0.6% Tram or Ferry, Bass Coast Shire: 0.1% Taxi, Bass Coast Shire: 0.0% Car - as driver, Bass Coast Shire: 65.4% Car - as passenger, Bass Coast Shire: 6.0% Truck, Bass Coast Shire: 0.9% Motorbike, Bass Coast Shire: 0.4% Bicycle, Bass Coast Shire: 0.9% Walked only, Bass Coast Shire: 4.0% Other, Bass Coast Shire: 1.2% Worked at home, Bass Coast Shire: 6.5% Did not go to work, Bass Coast Shire: 11.7% Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: 1.9%
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, Bass Coast Shire: +10 Bus, Bass Coast Shire: +50 Tram or Ferry, Bass Coast Shire: +2 Taxi, Bass Coast Shire: -9 Car - as driver, Bass Coast Shire: +2,193 Car - as passenger, Bass Coast Shire: +238 Truck, Bass Coast Shire: -17 Motorbike, Bass Coast Shire: +1 Bicycle, Bass Coast Shire: +28 Walked only, Bass Coast Shire: -6 Other, Bass Coast Shire: +38 Worked at home, Bass Coast Shire: +62 Did not go to work, Bass Coast Shire: +286 Not stated, Bass Coast Shire: +61
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 133 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bass Coast Shire, compared with 9,201 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 2011, compared to Regional VIC, shows that 1.1% used public transport, while 72.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.1% and 71.6% respectively in Regional VIC.

There were no major differences between Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bass Coast Shire increased by 2,937 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+2,193 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+286 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+238 persons)
  • Worked at home (+62 persons)

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