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Grasslands Ward

Method of travel to work

In Grasslands Ward 103 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
2,57012.511.21,6989.89.3+872
Bus
1230.61.21610.90.9-38
Tram or Ferry
50.00.160.00.1-1
Taxi
890.40.3470.30.2+42
Car - as driver
13,49165.765.711,60066.966.6+1,891
Car - as passenger
1,3126.45.91,1486.66.3+164
Truck
1380.70.81961.11.1-58
Motorbike
420.20.3520.30.3-10
map this data in atlas.idBicycle100.00.3250.10.3-15
map this data in atlas.idWalked only930.51.01170.71.1-24
Other
1880.90.91110.60.7+77
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2941.41.92371.42.1+57
Did not go to work
1,5317.57.91,3307.78.3+201
Not stated
6463.12.66083.52.8+38

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, Grasslands Ward: 12.5% Bus, Grasslands Ward: 0.6% Tram or Ferry, Grasslands Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Grasslands Ward: 0.4% Car - as driver, Grasslands Ward: 65.7% Car - as passenger, Grasslands Ward: 6.4% Truck, Grasslands Ward: 0.7% Motorbike, Grasslands Ward: 0.2% Bicycle, Grasslands Ward: 0.0% Walked only, Grasslands Ward: 0.5% Other, Grasslands Ward: 0.9% Worked at home, Grasslands Ward: 1.4% Did not go to work, Grasslands Ward: 7.5% Not stated, Grasslands Ward: 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, Grasslands Ward: +872 Bus, Grasslands Ward: -38 Tram or Ferry, Grasslands Ward: -1 Taxi, Grasslands Ward: +42 Car - as driver, Grasslands Ward: +1,891 Car - as passenger, Grasslands Ward: +164 Truck, Grasslands Ward: -58 Motorbike, Grasslands Ward: -10 Bicycle, Grasslands Ward: -15 Walked only, Grasslands Ward: -24 Other, Grasslands Ward: +77 Worked at home, Grasslands Ward: +57 Did not go to work, Grasslands Ward: +201 Not stated, Grasslands Ward: +38
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 2,698 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Grasslands Ward, compared with 14,983 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 Grasslands Ward in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 13.1% used public transport, while 73.0% 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 Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (12.5% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Grasslands Ward increased by 3,196 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,891 persons)
  • Train (+872 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+201 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+164 persons)

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