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Method of travel to work

In the City of Bayside 979 males 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 - Employed males (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
3,14214.19.82,44411.48.1+698
Bus
1170.51.3930.41.0+24
Tram or Ferry
720.31.9620.31.7+10
Taxi
560.30.3660.30.3-10
Car - as driver
14,05562.964.613,93964.965.5+116
Car - as passenger
4752.13.55092.43.8-34
Truck
1450.61.41560.71.7-11
Motorbike
1650.70.71310.60.8+34
map this data in atlas.idBicycle5842.61.84632.21.6+121
map this data in atlas.idWalked only3951.82.74131.92.7-18
Other
2461.11.22281.11.1+18
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,2595.63.01,2025.63.0+57
Did not go to work
1,3646.16.31,4386.76.9-74
Not stated
2811.31.63501.61.9-69

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: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 64.6% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Train, City of Bayside: 14.1% Bus, City of Bayside: 0.5% Tram or Ferry, City of Bayside: 0.3% Taxi, City of Bayside: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Bayside: 62.9% Car - as passenger, City of Bayside: 2.1% Truck, City of Bayside: 0.6% Motorbike, City of Bayside: 0.7% Bicycle, City of Bayside: 2.6% Walked only, City of Bayside: 1.8% Other, City of Bayside: 1.1% Worked at home, City of Bayside: 5.6% Did not go to work, City of Bayside: 6.1% 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: +698 Bus, City of Bayside: +24 Tram or Ferry, City of Bayside: +10 Taxi, City of Bayside: -10 Car - as driver, City of Bayside: +116 Car - as passenger, City of Bayside: -34 Truck, City of Bayside: -11 Motorbike, City of Bayside: +34 Bicycle, City of Bayside: +121 Walked only, City of Bayside: -18 Other, City of Bayside: +18 Worked at home, City of Bayside: +57 Did not go to work, City of Bayside: -74 Not stated, City of Bayside: -69
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 3,331 males who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Bayside, compared with 14,840 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the male residents in the City of Bayside in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 14.9% used public transport, while 66.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.0% and 70.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of males who travelled by train (14.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of males who worked at home (5.6% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of males who travelled by car (as driver) (62.9% compared to 64.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of males who travelled by tram or ferry (0.3% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed males in City of Bayside increased by 862 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+698 males)
  • Bicycle (+121 males)
  • Car - as driver (+116 males)
  • Did not go to work (-74 males)

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