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Brighton East

Method of travel to work

In Brighton East 227 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Brighton East'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
Brighton East - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Train
88212.312.86749.810.8+208
Bus
170.20.7270.40.6-11
Tram or Ferry
921.30.3911.30.3+1
Taxi
260.40.2170.20.2+9
Car - as driver
4,33260.359.64,27262.060.8+60
Car - as passenger
2173.03.12373.43.3-21
Truck
220.30.3300.40.4-8
Motorbike
200.30.4260.40.4-7
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1141.61.6781.11.3+35
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1131.62.21041.52.3+9
Other
660.90.9590.90.9+8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4986.96.84626.76.5+36
Did not go to work
6799.59.768810.010.5-9
Not stated
1021.41.31261.81.7-23

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, Brighton East: 12.3% Bus, Brighton East: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, Brighton East: 1.3% Taxi, Brighton East: 0.4% Car - as driver, Brighton East: 60.3% Car - as passenger, Brighton East: 3.0% Truck, Brighton East: 0.3% Motorbike, Brighton East: 0.3% Bicycle, Brighton East: 1.6% Walked only, Brighton East: 1.6% Other, Brighton East: 0.9% Worked at home, Brighton East: 6.9% Did not go to work, Brighton East: 9.5% Not stated, Brighton East: 1.4%
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, Brighton East: +208 Bus, Brighton East: -11 Tram or Ferry, Brighton East: +1 Taxi, Brighton East: +9 Car - as driver, Brighton East: +60 Car - as passenger, Brighton East: -21 Truck, Brighton East: -8 Motorbike, Brighton East: -7 Bicycle, Brighton East: +35 Walked only, Brighton East: +9 Other, Brighton East: +8 Worked at home, Brighton East: +36 Did not go to work, Brighton East: -9 Not stated, Brighton East: -23
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 991 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Brighton East, compared with 4,591 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 Brighton East in 2011, compared to City of Bayside, shows that 13.8% used public transport, while 63.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.8% and 63.4% respectively in City of Bayside.

There were no major differences between Brighton East and City of Bayside in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Brighton East increased by 288 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+208 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+60 persons)

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