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Method of travel to work

In Black Rock 77 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Black Rock'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
Black Rock - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Train
2689.812.82067.510.8+61
Bus
110.40.7120.40.6-1
Tram or Ferry
00.00.330.10.3-3
Taxi
00.00.260.20.2-6
Car - as driver
1,72863.459.61,76163.860.8-33
Car - as passenger
863.23.1943.43.3-8
Truck
80.30.390.30.4-1
Motorbike
80.30.4150.60.4-8
map this data in atlas.idBicycle220.81.6261.01.3-4
map this data in atlas.idWalked only552.02.2471.72.3+7
Other
160.60.9190.70.9-3
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2278.36.82338.46.5-7
Did not go to work
2469.09.729510.710.5-49
Not stated
501.81.3321.21.7+18

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, 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% Train, Black Rock: 9.8% Bus, Black Rock: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, Black Rock: 0.0% Taxi, Black Rock: 0.0% Car - as driver, Black Rock: 63.4% Car - as passenger, Black Rock: 3.2% Truck, Black Rock: 0.3% Motorbike, Black Rock: 0.3% Bicycle, Black Rock: 0.8% Walked only, Black Rock: 2.0% Other, Black Rock: 0.6% Worked at home, Black Rock: 8.3% Did not go to work, Black Rock: 9.0% Not stated, Black Rock: 1.8%
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, Black Rock: +61 Bus, Black Rock: -1 Tram or Ferry, Black Rock: -3 Taxi, Black Rock: -6 Car - as driver, Black Rock: -33 Car - as passenger, Black Rock: -8 Truck, Black Rock: -1 Motorbike, Black Rock: -8 Bicycle, Black Rock: -4 Walked only, Black Rock: +7 Other, Black Rock: -3 Worked at home, Black Rock: -7 Did not go to work, Black Rock: -49 Not stated, Black Rock: +18
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 279 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Black Rock, compared with 1,830 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 Black Rock in 2011, compared to City of Bayside, shows that 10.2% used public transport, while 67.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.8% and 63.4% respectively in City of Bayside.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (63.4% compared to 59.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (8.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (9.8% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Black Rock decreased by 36 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Black Rock between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Train (+61 persons)

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