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St Albans District

Method of travel to work

In St Albans District 118 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

St Albans 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
St Albans District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
2,35614.211.21,77511.29.3+581
Bus
610.41.2840.50.9-23
Tram or Ferry
00.00.160.00.1-6
Taxi
890.50.3410.30.2+48
Car - as driver
10,54463.565.710,31965.366.6+225
Car - as passenger
1,0456.35.91,0456.66.30
Truck
1280.80.82011.31.1-73
Motorbike
150.10.3450.30.3-30
map this data in atlas.idBicycle60.00.3200.10.3-14
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1120.71.01631.01.1-51
Other
1781.10.91030.70.7+75
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2251.41.92651.72.1-40
Did not go to work
1,2477.57.91,2197.78.3+28
Not stated
5923.62.65053.22.8+87

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 District: 14.2% Bus, St Albans District: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, St Albans District: 0.0% Taxi, St Albans District: 0.5% Car - as driver, St Albans District: 63.5% Car - as passenger, St Albans District: 6.3% Truck, St Albans District: 0.8% Motorbike, St Albans District: 0.1% Bicycle, St Albans District: 0.0% Walked only, St Albans District: 0.7% Other, St Albans District: 1.1% Worked at home, St Albans District: 1.4% Did not go to work, St Albans District: 7.5% Not stated, St Albans District: 3.6%
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, St Albans District: +581 Bus, St Albans District: -23 Tram or Ferry, St Albans District: -6 Taxi, St Albans District: +48 Car - as driver, St Albans District: +225 Car - as passenger, St Albans District: 0 Truck, St Albans District: -73 Motorbike, St Albans District: -30 Bicycle, St Albans District: -14 Walked only, St Albans District: -51 Other, St Albans District: +75 Worked at home, St Albans District: -40 Did not go to work, St Albans District: +28 Not stated, St Albans District: +87
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 2,417 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in St Albans District, compared with 11,732 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 District in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 14.6% used public transport, while 70.7% 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 District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (14.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (63.5% compared to 65.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in St Albans District increased by 807 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+581 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+225 persons)
  • Other (+75 persons)
  • Truck (-73 persons)

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