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Deer Park District

Method of travel to work

In Deer Park District 94 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Deer Park District'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 District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
1,71611.011.28828.39.3+834
Bus
1220.81.21341.30.9-12
Tram or Ferry
50.00.100.00.1+5
Taxi
350.20.3180.20.2+17
Car - as driver
10,54867.665.77,22968.166.6+3,319
Car - as passenger
1,0406.75.97156.76.3+325
Truck
1040.70.81081.01.1-4
Motorbike
370.20.3250.20.3+12
map this data in atlas.idBicycle200.10.3220.20.3-2
map this data in atlas.idWalked only740.51.0670.61.1+7
Other
1440.90.9870.80.7+57
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2281.51.91581.52.1+70
Did not go to work
1,1367.37.98327.88.3+304
Not stated
3902.52.63363.22.8+54

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 District: 11.0% Bus, Deer Park District: 0.8% Tram or Ferry, Deer Park District: 0.0% Taxi, Deer Park District: 0.2% Car - as driver, Deer Park District: 67.6% Car - as passenger, Deer Park District: 6.7% Truck, Deer Park District: 0.7% Motorbike, Deer Park District: 0.2% Bicycle, Deer Park District: 0.1% Walked only, Deer Park District: 0.5% Other, Deer Park District: 0.9% Worked at home, Deer Park District: 1.5% Did not go to work, Deer Park District: 7.3% Not stated, Deer Park District: 2.5%
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, Deer Park District: +834 Bus, Deer Park District: -12 Tram or Ferry, Deer Park District: +5 Taxi, Deer Park District: +17 Car - as driver, Deer Park District: +3,319 Car - as passenger, Deer Park District: +325 Truck, Deer Park District: -4 Motorbike, Deer Park District: +12 Bicycle, Deer Park District: -2 Walked only, Deer Park District: +7 Other, Deer Park District: +57 Worked at home, Deer Park District: +70 Did not go to work, Deer Park District: +304 Not stated, Deer Park District: +54
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 1,843 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Deer Park District, compared with 11,729 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 District in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 11.8% used public transport, while 75.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.5% and 72.7% respectively in City of Brimbank.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Deer Park District and City of Brimbank was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.6% compared to 65.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Deer Park District increased by 4,986 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+3,319 persons)
  • Train (+834 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+325 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+304 persons)

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