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Method of travel to work

In St Albans 109 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

St Albans'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
St Albans - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
1,90115.711.21,36312.39.3+538
Bus
380.31.2640.60.9-26
Tram or Ferry
00.00.160.10.1-6
Taxi
810.70.3320.30.2+49
Car - as driver
7,48861.865.77,00763.466.6+481
Car - as passenger
7666.35.97496.86.3+17
Truck
930.80.81541.41.1-61
Motorbike
120.10.3330.30.3-21
map this data in atlas.idBicycle60.00.3200.20.3-14
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1030.91.01421.31.1-39
Other
1271.00.9780.70.7+49
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1811.51.92071.92.1-26
Did not go to work
8747.27.98447.68.3+30
Not stated
4483.72.63593.22.8+89

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, St Albans: 15.7% Bus, St Albans: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, St Albans: 0.0% Taxi, St Albans: 0.7% Car - as driver, St Albans: 61.8% Car - as passenger, St Albans: 6.3% Truck, St Albans: 0.8% Motorbike, St Albans: 0.1% Bicycle, St Albans: 0.0% Walked only, St Albans: 0.9% Other, St Albans: 1.0% Worked at home, St Albans: 1.5% Did not go to work, St Albans: 7.2% Not stated, St Albans: 3.7%
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, St Albans: +538 Bus, St Albans: -26 Tram or Ferry, St Albans: -6 Taxi, St Albans: +49 Car - as driver, St Albans: +481 Car - as passenger, St Albans: +17 Truck, St Albans: -61 Motorbike, St Albans: -21 Bicycle, St Albans: -14 Walked only, St Albans: -39 Other, St Albans: +49 Worked at home, St Albans: -26 Did not go to work, St Albans: +30 Not stated, St Albans: +89
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 1,939 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in St Albans, compared with 8,359 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 St Albans in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 16.0% used public transport, while 69.0% 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 St Albans and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (15.7% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.8% compared to 65.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in St Albans increased by 1,060 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+538 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+481 persons)
  • Truck (-61 persons)

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