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Benalla Rural City

Method of travel to work

In Benalla Rural City 370 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Benalla Rural City'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
Benalla Rural City - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Train
40.11.300.00.7+4
Bus
270.50.8170.30.7+10
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
70.10.1160.30.2-9
Car - as driver
3,78064.364.83,65962.462.3+121
Car - as passenger
3035.25.43385.85.4-35
Truck
641.11.0871.51.2-23
Motorbike
220.40.5180.30.6+4
map this data in atlas.idBicycle721.20.91091.91.1-37
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2985.14.53265.65.3-28
Other
681.21.3771.31.2-9
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4908.36.45218.97.4-31
Did not go to work
63010.711.55809.912.0+50
Not stated
1121.91.71141.91.9-2

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, Regional VIC: 1.3% Bus, Regional VIC: 0.8% Tram or Ferry, Regional VIC: 0.0% Taxi, Regional VIC: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional VIC: 64.8% Car - as passenger, Regional VIC: 5.4% Truck, Regional VIC: 1.0% Motorbike, Regional VIC: 0.5% Bicycle, Regional VIC: 0.9% Walked only, Regional VIC: 4.5% Other, Regional VIC: 1.3% Worked at home, Regional VIC: 6.4% Did not go to work, Regional VIC: 11.5% Not stated, Regional VIC: 1.7% Train, Benalla Rural City: 0.1% Bus, Benalla Rural City: 0.5% Tram or Ferry, Benalla Rural City: 0.0% Taxi, Benalla Rural City: 0.1% Car - as driver, Benalla Rural City: 64.3% Car - as passenger, Benalla Rural City: 5.2% Truck, Benalla Rural City: 1.1% Motorbike, Benalla Rural City: 0.4% Bicycle, Benalla Rural City: 1.2% Walked only, Benalla Rural City: 5.1% Other, Benalla Rural City: 1.2% Worked at home, Benalla Rural City: 8.3% Did not go to work, Benalla Rural City: 10.7% Not stated, Benalla Rural City: 1.9%
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, Benalla Rural City: +4 Bus, Benalla Rural City: +10 Tram or Ferry, Benalla Rural City: 0 Taxi, Benalla Rural City: -9 Car - as driver, Benalla Rural City: +121 Car - as passenger, Benalla Rural City: -35 Truck, Benalla Rural City: -23 Motorbike, Benalla Rural City: +4 Bicycle, Benalla Rural City: -37 Walked only, Benalla Rural City: -28 Other, Benalla Rural City: -9 Worked at home, Benalla Rural City: -31 Did not go to work, Benalla Rural City: +50 Not stated, Benalla Rural City: -2
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 31 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Benalla Rural City, compared with 4,169 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 Benalla Rural City in 2011, compared to Regional VIC, shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 70.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.1% and 71.6% respectively in Regional VIC.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Benalla Rural City and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (8.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.1% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Benalla Rural City increased by 15 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+121 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+50 persons)

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