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Method of travel to work

In the City of Bayside 1,634 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
City of Bayside - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
5,51512.89.84,43110.88.4+1,084
Bus
2920.71.52320.61.2+60
Tram or Ferry
1480.32.21170.32.0+31
Taxi
820.20.2910.20.2-9
Car - as driver
25,63459.659.724,92160.860.4+713
Car - as passenger
1,3233.14.31,3573.34.6-34
Truck
1480.30.71640.40.9-16
Motorbike
1890.40.41520.40.5+37
map this data in atlas.idBicycle6931.61.35481.31.1+145
map this data in atlas.idWalked only9412.22.99452.33.0-4
Other
4020.91.03620.90.9+40
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2,9426.83.62,6576.53.6+285
Did not go to work
4,1559.79.24,29010.510.0-135
Not stated
5701.31.56921.71.9-122

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Train, City of Bayside: 12.8% Bus, City of Bayside: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, City of Bayside: 0.3% Taxi, City of Bayside: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Bayside: 59.6% Car - as passenger, City of Bayside: 3.1% Truck, City of Bayside: 0.3% Motorbike, City of Bayside: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Bayside: 1.6% Walked only, City of Bayside: 2.2% Other, City of Bayside: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Bayside: 6.8% Did not go to work, City of Bayside: 9.7% Not stated, City of Bayside: 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, City of Bayside: +1,084 Bus, City of Bayside: +60 Tram or Ferry, City of Bayside: +31 Taxi, City of Bayside: -9 Car - as driver, City of Bayside: +713 Car - as passenger, City of Bayside: -34 Truck, City of Bayside: -16 Motorbike, City of Bayside: +37 Bicycle, City of Bayside: +145 Walked only, City of Bayside: -4 Other, City of Bayside: +40 Worked at home, City of Bayside: +285 Did not go to work, City of Bayside: -135 Not stated, City of Bayside: -122
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 5,955 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Bayside, compared with 27,294 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 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 13.8% used public transport, while 63.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% 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 worked at home (6.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (12.8% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.1% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Bayside increased by 2,075 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+1,084 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+713 persons)
  • Worked at home (+285 persons)
  • Bicycle (+145 persons)

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