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Method of travel to work

In the City of Bayside 1,753 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

The City of Bayside'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
City of Bayside - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Train
7,05715.311.55,50712.610.0+1,550
Bus
3380.71.53090.71.5+29
Tram or Ferry
1020.22.41400.32.2-38
Taxi
820.20.2980.20.2-16
Car - as driver
26,48757.660.225,74758.960.5+740
Car - as passenger
1,3052.83.91,3483.14.3-43
Truck
940.20.61500.30.7-56
Motorbike
1580.30.41980.50.4-40
map this data in atlas.idBicycle7071.51.47121.61.3-5
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,0462.33.01,0292.42.9+17
Other
5801.31.24791.11.1+101
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3,6147.94.22,9606.83.7+654
Did not go to work
4,1018.98.74,46910.29.6-368
Not stated
3100.70.95891.31.6-279

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, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 60.2% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 8.7% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Train, City of Bayside: 15.3% Bus, City of Bayside: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, City of Bayside: 0.2% Taxi, City of Bayside: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Bayside: 57.6% Car - as passenger, City of Bayside: 2.8% Truck, City of Bayside: 0.2% Motorbike, City of Bayside: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Bayside: 1.5% Walked only, City of Bayside: 2.3% Other, City of Bayside: 1.3% Worked at home, City of Bayside: 7.9% Did not go to work, City of Bayside: 8.9% Not stated, City of Bayside: 0.7%
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, City of Bayside: +1,550 Bus, City of Bayside: +29 Tram or Ferry, City of Bayside: -38 Taxi, City of Bayside: -16 Car - as driver, City of Bayside: +740 Car - as passenger, City of Bayside: -43 Truck, City of Bayside: -56 Motorbike, City of Bayside: -40 Bicycle, City of Bayside: -5 Walked only, City of Bayside: +17 Other, City of Bayside: +101 Worked at home, City of Bayside: +654 Did not go to work, City of Bayside: -368 Not stated, City of Bayside: -279
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 7,497 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Bayside, compared with 28,044 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 the City of Bayside in 2016, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 16.3% used public transport, while 61.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.4% and 65.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Bayside and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (15.3% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (7.9% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (57.6% compared to 60.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.2% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Bayside increased by 2,246 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Train (+1,550 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+740 persons)
  • Worked at home (+654 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-368 persons)

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