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Sunshine West

Method of travel to work

In Sunshine West 91 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Sunshine West'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
Sunshine West - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
65110.711.24688.59.3+183
Bus
891.51.2801.50.9+9
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
180.30.3230.40.2-5
Car - as driver
3,96265.165.73,66466.566.6+298
Car - as passenger
3866.35.93736.86.3+13
Truck
440.70.8510.91.1-7
Motorbike
480.80.3130.20.3+35
map this data in atlas.idBicycle170.30.3230.40.3-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only741.21.0691.31.1+5
Other
160.30.9460.80.7-30
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1272.11.91292.32.1-2
Did not go to work
4467.37.94147.58.3+32
Not stated
2113.52.61592.92.8+52

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, Sunshine West: 10.7% Bus, Sunshine West: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Sunshine West: 0.0% Taxi, Sunshine West: 0.3% Car - as driver, Sunshine West: 65.1% Car - as passenger, Sunshine West: 6.3% Truck, Sunshine West: 0.7% Motorbike, Sunshine West: 0.8% Bicycle, Sunshine West: 0.3% Walked only, Sunshine West: 1.2% Other, Sunshine West: 0.3% Worked at home, Sunshine West: 2.1% Did not go to work, Sunshine West: 7.3% Not stated, Sunshine West: 3.5%
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, Sunshine West: +183 Bus, Sunshine West: +9 Tram or Ferry, Sunshine West: 0 Taxi, Sunshine West: -5 Car - as driver, Sunshine West: +298 Car - as passenger, Sunshine West: +13 Truck, Sunshine West: -7 Motorbike, Sunshine West: +35 Bicycle, Sunshine West: -6 Walked only, Sunshine West: +5 Other, Sunshine West: -30 Worked at home, Sunshine West: -2 Did not go to work, Sunshine West: +32 Not stated, Sunshine West: +52
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 740 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Sunshine West, compared with 4,440 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 Sunshine West in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 12.2% used public transport, while 72.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.5% and 72.7% respectively in City of Brimbank.

There were no major differences between Sunshine West and City of Brimbank in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine West increased by 577 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+298 persons)
  • Train (+183 persons)

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