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Method of travel to work

In Central Ward 723 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Central Ward'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
Central Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Train
2,61414.412.82,08112.210.8+533
Bus
980.50.71060.60.6-8
Tram or Ferry
00.00.360.00.3-6
Taxi
310.20.2340.20.2-3
Car - as driver
10,73159.259.610,33260.860.8+399
Car - as passenger
5423.03.15643.33.3-22
Truck
410.20.3910.50.4-50
Motorbike
770.40.4730.40.4+4
map this data in atlas.idBicycle2911.61.62241.31.3+67
map this data in atlas.idWalked only4322.42.24072.42.3+25
Other
1450.80.91891.10.9-44
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,1256.26.89295.56.5+195
Did not go to work
1,7629.79.71,6829.910.5+80
Not stated
2351.31.32861.71.7-51

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, Central Ward: 14.4% Bus, Central Ward: 0.5% Tram or Ferry, Central Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Central Ward: 0.2% Car - as driver, Central Ward: 59.2% Car - as passenger, Central Ward: 3.0% Truck, Central Ward: 0.2% Motorbike, Central Ward: 0.4% Bicycle, Central Ward: 1.6% Walked only, Central Ward: 2.4% Other, Central Ward: 0.8% Worked at home, Central Ward: 6.2% Did not go to work, Central Ward: 9.7% Not stated, Central Ward: 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, Central Ward: +533 Bus, Central Ward: -8 Tram or Ferry, Central Ward: -6 Taxi, Central Ward: -3 Car - as driver, Central Ward: +399 Car - as passenger, Central Ward: -22 Truck, Central Ward: -50 Motorbike, Central Ward: +4 Bicycle, Central Ward: +67 Walked only, Central Ward: +25 Other, Central Ward: -44 Worked at home, Central Ward: +195 Did not go to work, Central Ward: +80 Not stated, Central Ward: -51
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 2,712 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Central Ward, compared with 11,391 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 Central Ward in 2011, compared to City of Bayside, shows that 15.0% used public transport, while 62.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.8% and 63.4% respectively in City of Bayside.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Central Ward and City of Bayside was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (14.4% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Central Ward increased by 1,120 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+533 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+399 persons)
  • Worked at home (+195 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+80 persons)

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