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Keilor District

Method of travel to work

In Keilor District 37 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Keilor 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
Keilor District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
2725.411.22574.99.3+15
Bus
220.41.2400.80.9-18
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1110.20.1-11
Taxi
80.20.330.10.2+5
Car - as driver
3,66672.965.73,69470.666.6-28
Car - as passenger
2304.65.92384.56.3-8
Truck
350.70.8551.11.1-20
Motorbike
150.30.3120.20.3+3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle170.30.360.10.3+11
map this data in atlas.idWalked only200.41.0521.01.1-32
Other
90.20.9490.90.7-40
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1673.31.91853.52.1-18
Did not go to work
4368.77.953410.28.3-98
Not stated
1292.62.6951.82.8+34

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 District: 5.4% Bus, Keilor District: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, Keilor District: 0.0% Taxi, Keilor District: 0.2% Car - as driver, Keilor District: 72.9% Car - as passenger, Keilor District: 4.6% Truck, Keilor District: 0.7% Motorbike, Keilor District: 0.3% Bicycle, Keilor District: 0.3% Walked only, Keilor District: 0.4% Other, Keilor District: 0.2% Worked at home, Keilor District: 3.3% Did not go to work, Keilor District: 8.7% Not stated, Keilor District: 2.6%
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 District: +15 Bus, Keilor District: -18 Tram or Ferry, Keilor District: -11 Taxi, Keilor District: +5 Car - as driver, Keilor District: -28 Car - as passenger, Keilor District: -8 Truck, Keilor District: -20 Motorbike, Keilor District: +3 Bicycle, Keilor District: +11 Walked only, Keilor District: -32 Other, Keilor District: -40 Worked at home, Keilor District: -18 Did not go to work, Keilor District: -98 Not stated, Keilor District: +34
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 294 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Keilor District, compared with 3,946 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 District in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 5.8% used public transport, while 78.5% 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 District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (72.9% compared to 65.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (3.3% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (5.4% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (4.6% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Keilor District decreased by 205 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Did not go to work (-98 persons)

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