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In Highett 112 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Highett'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
Highett - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Train
48415.312.835512.410.8+128
Bus
311.00.7270.90.6+4
Tram or Ferry
00.00.300.00.30
Taxi
80.30.2100.30.2-2
Car - as driver
1,87059.359.61,75961.260.8+111
Car - as passenger
862.73.11103.83.3-24
Truck
30.10.3190.70.4-16
Motorbike
240.80.480.30.4+16
map this data in atlas.idBicycle662.11.6381.31.3+27
map this data in atlas.idWalked only461.52.2752.62.3-29
Other
120.40.9391.40.9-27
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1294.16.81043.66.5+24
Did not go to work
33810.79.72809.810.5+58
Not stated
541.71.3501.71.7+5

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, Highett: 15.3% Bus, Highett: 1.0% Tram or Ferry, Highett: 0.0% Taxi, Highett: 0.3% Car - as driver, Highett: 59.3% Car - as passenger, Highett: 2.7% Truck, Highett: 0.1% Motorbike, Highett: 0.8% Bicycle, Highett: 2.1% Walked only, Highett: 1.5% Other, Highett: 0.4% Worked at home, Highett: 4.1% Did not go to work, Highett: 10.7% Not stated, Highett: 1.7%
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, Highett: +128 Bus, Highett: +4 Tram or Ferry, Highett: 0 Taxi, Highett: -2 Car - as driver, Highett: +111 Car - as passenger, Highett: -24 Truck, Highett: -16 Motorbike, Highett: +16 Bicycle, Highett: +27 Walked only, Highett: -29 Other, Highett: -27 Worked at home, Highett: +24 Did not go to work, Highett: +58 Not stated, Highett: +5
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 515 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Highett, compared with 1,983 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 Highett in 2011, compared to City of Bayside, shows that 16.3% used public transport, while 62.9% 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 Highett and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (15.3% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (4.1% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Highett increased by 276 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+128 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+111 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+58 persons)

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