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Method of travel to work

In Southern Ward 428 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Southern 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
Southern Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Train
1,38711.212.81,0238.710.8+364
Bus
490.40.7640.50.6-15
Tram or Ferry
70.10.3120.10.3-5
Taxi
120.10.2210.20.2-9
Car - as driver
7,72562.659.67,33962.760.8+386
Car - as passenger
3903.23.13963.43.3-6
Truck
140.10.3440.40.4-30
Motorbike
280.20.4400.30.4-12
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1911.51.61271.11.3+65
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2371.92.22422.12.3-4
Other
510.40.9700.60.9-19
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home9327.66.87996.86.5+133
Did not go to work
1,1549.39.71,33311.410.5-179
Not stated
1731.41.31931.61.7-20

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, Southern Ward: 11.2% Bus, Southern Ward: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, Southern Ward: 0.1% Taxi, Southern Ward: 0.1% Car - as driver, Southern Ward: 62.6% Car - as passenger, Southern Ward: 3.2% Truck, Southern Ward: 0.1% Motorbike, Southern Ward: 0.2% Bicycle, Southern Ward: 1.5% Walked only, Southern Ward: 1.9% Other, Southern Ward: 0.4% Worked at home, Southern Ward: 7.6% Did not go to work, Southern Ward: 9.3% Not stated, Southern Ward: 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, Southern Ward: +364 Bus, Southern Ward: -15 Tram or Ferry, Southern Ward: -5 Taxi, Southern Ward: -9 Car - as driver, Southern Ward: +386 Car - as passenger, Southern Ward: -6 Truck, Southern Ward: -30 Motorbike, Southern Ward: -12 Bicycle, Southern Ward: +65 Walked only, Southern Ward: -4 Other, Southern Ward: -19 Worked at home, Southern Ward: +133 Did not go to work, Southern Ward: -179 Not stated, Southern Ward: -20
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 1,443 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Southern Ward, compared with 8,157 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 Southern Ward in 2011, compared to City of Bayside, shows that 11.7% used public transport, while 66.0% 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 Southern Ward and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.6% compared to 59.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (11.2% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Southern Ward increased by 650 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+386 persons)
  • Train (+364 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-179 persons)
  • Worked at home (+133 persons)

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