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Sunshine District

Method of travel to work

In Sunshine District 351 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Sunshine 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
Sunshine District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
2,39414.611.21,61911.19.3+775
Bus
3692.31.22761.90.9+93
Tram or Ferry
00.00.130.00.1-3
Taxi
510.30.3530.40.2-2
Car - as driver
9,95460.965.79,02562.166.6+929
Car - as passenger
9545.85.99586.66.3-4
Truck
950.60.81330.91.1-38
Motorbike
750.50.3600.40.3+15
map this data in atlas.idBicycle610.40.3660.50.3-5
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2901.81.02721.91.1+18
Other
940.60.91280.90.7-34
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2751.71.93332.32.1-58
Did not go to work
1,2317.57.91,1748.18.3+57
Not stated
5033.12.64313.02.8+72

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 District: 14.6% Bus, Sunshine District: 2.3% Tram or Ferry, Sunshine District: 0.0% Taxi, Sunshine District: 0.3% Car - as driver, Sunshine District: 60.9% Car - as passenger, Sunshine District: 5.8% Truck, Sunshine District: 0.6% Motorbike, Sunshine District: 0.5% Bicycle, Sunshine District: 0.4% Walked only, Sunshine District: 1.8% Other, Sunshine District: 0.6% Worked at home, Sunshine District: 1.7% Did not go to work, Sunshine District: 7.5% Not stated, Sunshine District: 3.1%
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 District: +775 Bus, Sunshine District: +93 Tram or Ferry, Sunshine District: -3 Taxi, Sunshine District: -2 Car - as driver, Sunshine District: +929 Car - as passenger, Sunshine District: -4 Truck, Sunshine District: -38 Motorbike, Sunshine District: +15 Bicycle, Sunshine District: -5 Walked only, Sunshine District: +18 Other, Sunshine District: -34 Worked at home, Sunshine District: -58 Did not go to work, Sunshine District: +57 Not stated, Sunshine District: +72
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 2,763 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Sunshine District, compared with 11,078 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 District in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 16.9% used public transport, while 67.8% 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 Sunshine District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (14.6% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (2.3% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (60.9% compared to 65.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine District increased by 1,815 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+929 persons)
  • Train (+775 persons)
  • Bus (+93 persons)
  • Worked at home (-58 persons)

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