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Hawthorn East

Method of travel to work

In Hawthorn East 547 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Hawthorn East'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
Hawthorn East - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Train1,35219.712.41,20417.710.8+148
Bus220.32.0200.31.7+2
Tram or Ferry3184.65.12693.94.5+49
Taxi160.20.2230.30.2-7
Car - as driver3,25947.653.43,44950.754.8-190
Car - as passenger1702.53.22073.03.5-37
Truck00.00.2120.20.3-11
Motorbike230.30.4230.30.4+1
Bicycle1822.71.91241.81.5+58
Walked only3655.33.23164.63.1+49
Other761.11.2801.21.1-3
Worked at home3625.35.93354.95.7+27
Did not go to work6599.69.86699.810.8-10
Not stated550.81.1761.11.6-20

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 Boroondara: 12.4% Bus, City of Boroondara: 2.0% Tram or Ferry, City of Boroondara: 5.1% Taxi, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Boroondara: 53.4% 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: 3.2% Other, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Worked at home, City of Boroondara: 5.9% Did not go to work, City of Boroondara: 9.8% Not stated, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Train, Hawthorn East: 19.7% Bus, Hawthorn East: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Hawthorn East: 4.6% Taxi, Hawthorn East: 0.2% Car - as driver, Hawthorn East: 47.6% Car - as passenger, Hawthorn East: 2.5% Truck, Hawthorn East: 0.0% Motorbike, Hawthorn East: 0.3% Bicycle, Hawthorn East: 2.7% Walked only, Hawthorn East: 5.3% Other, Hawthorn East: 1.1% Worked at home, Hawthorn East: 5.3% Did not go to work, Hawthorn East: 9.6% Not stated, Hawthorn East: 0.8%
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, Hawthorn East: +148 Bus, Hawthorn East: +2 Tram or Ferry, Hawthorn East: +49 Taxi, Hawthorn East: -7 Car - as driver, Hawthorn East: -190 Car - as passenger, Hawthorn East: -37 Truck, Hawthorn East: -11 Motorbike, Hawthorn East: +1 Bicycle, Hawthorn East: +58 Walked only, Hawthorn East: +49 Other, Hawthorn East: -3 Worked at home, Hawthorn East: +27 Did not go to work, Hawthorn East: -10 Not stated, Hawthorn East: -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 1,692 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Hawthorn East, compared with 3,452 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 Hawthorn East in 2011, compared to the City of Boroondara, shows that 24.7% used public transport, while 50.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 19.5% and 57.2% respectively in the City of Boroondara.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (19.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (5.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (47.6% compared to 53.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.3% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hawthorn East increased by 44 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (-190 persons)
  • Train (+148 persons)
  • Bicycle (+58 persons)
  • Walked only (+49 persons)

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