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Method of travel to work

In Deer Park 52 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Deer Park'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
Deer Park - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
66610.011.23246.79.3+343
Bus
931.41.2741.50.9+19
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
200.30.3130.30.2+7
Car - as driver
4,51867.565.73,34668.966.6+1,172
Car - as passenger
4496.75.93036.26.3+146
Truck
430.60.8481.01.1-5
Motorbike
260.40.3140.30.3+12
map this data in atlas.idBicycle100.10.3160.30.3-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only420.61.0400.81.1+2
Other
550.80.9370.80.7+18
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home731.11.9701.42.1+3
Did not go to work
4997.47.94128.58.3+87
Not stated
2013.02.61623.32.8+40

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 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% Train, Deer Park: 10.0% Bus, Deer Park: 1.4% Tram or Ferry, Deer Park: 0.0% Taxi, Deer Park: 0.3% Car - as driver, Deer Park: 67.5% Car - as passenger, Deer Park: 6.7% Truck, Deer Park: 0.6% Motorbike, Deer Park: 0.4% Bicycle, Deer Park: 0.1% Walked only, Deer Park: 0.6% Other, Deer Park: 0.8% Worked at home, Deer Park: 1.1% Did not go to work, Deer Park: 7.4% Not stated, Deer Park: 3.0%
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, Deer Park: +343 Bus, Deer Park: +19 Tram or Ferry, Deer Park: 0 Taxi, Deer Park: +7 Car - as driver, Deer Park: +1,172 Car - as passenger, Deer Park: +146 Truck, Deer Park: -5 Motorbike, Deer Park: +12 Bicycle, Deer Park: -6 Walked only, Deer Park: +2 Other, Deer Park: +18 Worked at home, Deer Park: +3 Did not go to work, Deer Park: +87 Not stated, Deer Park: +40
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 759 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Deer Park, compared with 5,036 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 Deer Park in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 11.3% used public transport, while 75.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.5% and 72.7% respectively in City of Brimbank.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.5% compared to 65.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (10.0% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Deer Park increased by 1,838 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,172 persons)
  • Train (+343 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+146 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+87 persons)

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