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Cheltenham

Method of travel to work

In Cheltenham 81 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Cheltenham'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
Cheltenham - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Train
21412.812.817110.910.8+43
Bus
60.30.790.60.6-3
Tram or Ferry
10.10.300.00.3+1
Taxi
00.00.200.00.20
Car - as driver
1,05462.959.695861.060.8+96
Car - as passenger
543.23.1432.83.3+11
Truck
80.50.3171.10.4-9
Motorbike
70.40.480.50.4-1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle362.11.6161.01.3+20
map this data in atlas.idWalked only452.72.2553.52.3-11
Other
20.10.940.20.9-2
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home784.66.8704.56.5+7
Did not go to work
1478.89.718511.810.5-38
Not stated
241.41.3362.31.7-12

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, Cheltenham: 12.8% Bus, Cheltenham: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Cheltenham: 0.1% Taxi, Cheltenham: 0.0% Car - as driver, Cheltenham: 62.9% Car - as passenger, Cheltenham: 3.2% Truck, Cheltenham: 0.5% Motorbike, Cheltenham: 0.4% Bicycle, Cheltenham: 2.1% Walked only, Cheltenham: 2.7% Other, Cheltenham: 0.1% Worked at home, Cheltenham: 4.6% Did not go to work, Cheltenham: 8.8% Not stated, Cheltenham: 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, Cheltenham: +43 Bus, Cheltenham: -3 Tram or Ferry, Cheltenham: +1 Taxi, Cheltenham: 0 Car - as driver, Cheltenham: +96 Car - as passenger, Cheltenham: +11 Truck, Cheltenham: -9 Motorbike, Cheltenham: -1 Bicycle, Cheltenham: +20 Walked only, Cheltenham: -11 Other, Cheltenham: -2 Worked at home, Cheltenham: +7 Did not go to work, Cheltenham: -38 Not stated, Cheltenham: -12
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 221 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Cheltenham, compared with 1,123 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 Cheltenham in 2011, compared to City of Bayside, shows that 13.2% used public transport, while 67.1% 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 Cheltenham and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.9% compared to 59.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (4.6% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Cheltenham increased by 103 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+96 persons)

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