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Method of travel to work

In the City of Brimbank 948 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Brimbank'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
City of Brimbank - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
8,55211.29.86,2909.38.4+2,262
Bus
8881.21.56250.91.2+263
Tram or Ferry
650.12.2470.12.0+18
Taxi
2310.30.21610.20.2+70
Car - as driver
50,00365.759.745,22466.660.4+4,779
Car - as passenger
4,4865.94.34,2866.34.6+200
Truck
6190.80.77331.10.9-114
Motorbike
2290.30.41730.30.5+56
map this data in atlas.idBicycle2090.31.31730.31.1+36
map this data in atlas.idWalked only7391.02.97301.13.0+9
Other
7060.91.04700.70.9+236
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,4781.93.61,4042.13.6+74
Did not go to work
5,9827.99.25,6538.310.0+329
Not stated
1,9692.61.51,9132.81.9+56

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Train, City of Brimbank: 11.2% Bus, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Tram or Ferry, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Taxi, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Brimbank: 65.7% Car - as passenger, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Truck, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Motorbike, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Walked only, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Other, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Brimbank: 1.9% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank: 7.9% Not stated, City of Brimbank: 2.6%
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, City of Brimbank: +2,262 Bus, City of Brimbank: +263 Tram or Ferry, City of Brimbank: +18 Taxi, City of Brimbank: +70 Car - as driver, City of Brimbank: +4,779 Car - as passenger, City of Brimbank: +200 Truck, City of Brimbank: -114 Motorbike, City of Brimbank: +56 Bicycle, City of Brimbank: +36 Walked only, City of Brimbank: +9 Other, City of Brimbank: +236 Worked at home, City of Brimbank: +74 Did not go to work, City of Brimbank: +329 Not stated, City of Brimbank: +56
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 9,505 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Brimbank, compared with 55,337 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 the City of Brimbank in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 12.5% used public transport, while 72.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.7% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.0% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (1.9% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Brimbank increased by 8,274 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+4,779 persons)
  • Train (+2,262 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+329 persons)
  • Bus (+263 persons)

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