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Keilor Downs

Method of travel to work

In Keilor Downs 14 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Keilor Downs'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
Keilor Downs - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
3968.211.23907.79.3+6
Bus
80.21.2240.50.9-16
Tram or Ferry
00.00.190.20.1-9
Taxi
90.20.3140.30.2-5
Car - as driver
3,40970.265.73,49168.766.6-82
Car - as passenger
2865.95.93136.26.3-27
Truck
561.20.8541.11.1+2
Motorbike
00.00.3140.30.3-14
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.390.20.3-9
map this data in atlas.idWalked only140.31.0380.71.1-24
Other
430.90.9280.60.7+15
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home831.71.91092.12.1-26
Did not go to work
4058.37.94278.48.3-22
Not stated
1493.12.61643.22.8-15

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, Keilor Downs: 8.2% Bus, Keilor Downs: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, Keilor Downs: 0.0% Taxi, Keilor Downs: 0.2% Car - as driver, Keilor Downs: 70.2% Car - as passenger, Keilor Downs: 5.9% Truck, Keilor Downs: 1.2% Motorbike, Keilor Downs: 0.0% Bicycle, Keilor Downs: 0.0% Walked only, Keilor Downs: 0.3% Other, Keilor Downs: 0.9% Worked at home, Keilor Downs: 1.7% Did not go to work, Keilor Downs: 8.3% Not stated, Keilor Downs: 3.1%
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, Keilor Downs: +6 Bus, Keilor Downs: -16 Tram or Ferry, Keilor Downs: -9 Taxi, Keilor Downs: -5 Car - as driver, Keilor Downs: -82 Car - as passenger, Keilor Downs: -27 Truck, Keilor Downs: +2 Motorbike, Keilor Downs: -14 Bicycle, Keilor Downs: -9 Walked only, Keilor Downs: -24 Other, Keilor Downs: +15 Worked at home, Keilor Downs: -26 Did not go to work, Keilor Downs: -22 Not stated, Keilor Downs: -15
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 404 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Keilor Downs, compared with 3,751 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 Keilor Downs in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 8.3% used public transport, while 77.2% 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 Keilor Downs and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (70.2% compared to 65.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (8.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.2% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Keilor Downs decreased by 226 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Keilor Downs between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (-82 persons)

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