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Sydenham District

Method of travel to work

In Sydenham District 104 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Sydenham 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
Sydenham District - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
2,2379.911.21,7438.09.3+494
Bus
780.31.2890.40.9-11
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1280.10.1-28
Taxi
440.20.3480.20.2-4
Car - as driver
15,43868.665.715,00369.066.6+435
Car - as passenger
1,3105.85.91,3276.16.3-17
Truck
2030.90.82341.11.1-31
Motorbike
220.10.3520.20.3-30
map this data in atlas.idBicycle50.00.3210.10.3-16
map this data in atlas.idWalked only990.41.01670.81.1-68
Other
1310.60.91180.50.7+13
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4091.81.94722.22.1-63
Did not go to work
1,8948.47.91,8968.78.3-2
Not stated
6452.92.65552.62.8+90

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, Sydenham District: 9.9% Bus, Sydenham District: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Sydenham District: 0.0% Taxi, Sydenham District: 0.2% Car - as driver, Sydenham District: 68.6% Car - as passenger, Sydenham District: 5.8% Truck, Sydenham District: 0.9% Motorbike, Sydenham District: 0.1% Bicycle, Sydenham District: 0.0% Walked only, Sydenham District: 0.4% Other, Sydenham District: 0.6% Worked at home, Sydenham District: 1.8% Did not go to work, Sydenham District: 8.4% Not stated, Sydenham District: 2.9%
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, Sydenham District: +494 Bus, Sydenham District: -11 Tram or Ferry, Sydenham District: -28 Taxi, Sydenham District: -4 Car - as driver, Sydenham District: +435 Car - as passenger, Sydenham District: -17 Truck, Sydenham District: -31 Motorbike, Sydenham District: -30 Bicycle, Sydenham District: -16 Walked only, Sydenham District: -68 Other, Sydenham District: +13 Worked at home, Sydenham District: -63 Did not go to work, Sydenham District: -2 Not stated, Sydenham District: +90
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 2,315 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Sydenham District, compared with 16,973 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 Sydenham District in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 10.3% used public transport, while 75.4% 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 Sydenham District and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.6% compared to 65.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (9.9% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sydenham District increased by 762 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+494 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+435 persons)
  • Walked only (-68 persons)
  • Worked at home (-63 persons)

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