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Deepdene

Method of travel to work

In Deepdene 26 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Deepdene'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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Deepdene - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Train809.414.2636.712.3+17
Bus50.62.4101.12.0-5
Tram or Ferry536.24.5919.75.0-38
Taxi0--0.20--0.30
Car - as driver47655.452.052855.852.9-52
Car - as passenger414.83.2303.23.2+11
Truck0--0.220.30.2-3
Motorbike0--0.40--0.40
Bicycle151.71.980.91.9+7
Walked only111.33.6202.23.4-9
Other202.41.380.91.3+12
Worked at home667.76.5727.65.8-6
Did not go to work829.69.09610.210.2-14
Not stated70.80.6141.51.1-7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, City of Boroondara: 14.2% Bus, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Tram or Ferry, City of Boroondara: 4.5% Taxi, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Boroondara: 52.0% Car - as passenger, City of Boroondara: 3.2% Truck, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Motorbike, City of Boroondara: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Walked only, City of Boroondara: 3.6% Other, City of Boroondara: 1.3% Worked at home, City of Boroondara: 6.5% Did not go to work, City of Boroondara: 9.0% Not stated, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Train, Deepdene: 9.4% Bus, Deepdene: 0.6% Tram or Ferry, Deepdene: 6.2% Car - as driver, Deepdene: 55.4% Car - as passenger, Deepdene: 4.8% Bicycle, Deepdene: 1.7% Walked only, Deepdene: 1.3% Other, Deepdene: 2.4% Worked at home, Deepdene: 7.7% Did not go to work, Deepdene: 9.6% Not stated, Deepdene: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Deepdene: +17 Bus, Deepdene: -5 Tram or Ferry, Deepdene: -38 Taxi, Deepdene: 0 Car - as driver, Deepdene: -52 Car - as passenger, Deepdene: +11 Truck, Deepdene: -3 Motorbike, Deepdene: 0 Bicycle, Deepdene: +7 Walked only, Deepdene: -9 Other, Deepdene: +12 Worked at home, Deepdene: -6 Did not go to work, Deepdene: -14 Not stated, Deepdene: -7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 138 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Deepdene, compared with 517 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 Deepdene in 2016, compared to the City of Boroondara, shows that 16.2% used public transport, while 60.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 21.1% and 55.7% respectively in the City of Boroondara.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Deepdene and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (55.4% compared to 52.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (9.4% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.3% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.6% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Deepdene decreased by 87 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Deepdene between 2011 and 2016 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (-52 persons)

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