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Harvester Ward

Method of travel to work

In Harvester Ward 374 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
2,74014.211.21,69411.19.3+1,046
Bus
3922.01.22791.80.9+113
Tram or Ferry
00.00.130.00.1-3
Taxi
580.30.3530.30.2+5
Car - as driver
11,95062.065.79,57562.566.6+2,375
Car - as passenger
1,1496.05.91,0146.66.3+135
Truck
1100.60.81400.91.1-30
Motorbike
810.40.3630.40.3+18
map this data in atlas.idBicycle710.40.3660.40.3+5
map this data in atlas.idWalked only3031.61.02751.81.1+28
Other
1220.60.91400.90.7-18
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3141.61.93442.22.1-30
Did not go to work
1,4377.57.91,2308.08.3+207
Not stated
5462.82.64422.92.8+104

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, Harvester Ward: 14.2% Bus, Harvester Ward: 2.0% Tram or Ferry, Harvester Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Harvester Ward: 0.3% Car - as driver, Harvester Ward: 62.0% Car - as passenger, Harvester Ward: 6.0% Truck, Harvester Ward: 0.6% Motorbike, Harvester Ward: 0.4% Bicycle, Harvester Ward: 0.4% Walked only, Harvester Ward: 1.6% Other, Harvester Ward: 0.6% Worked at home, Harvester Ward: 1.6% Did not go to work, Harvester Ward: 7.5% Not stated, Harvester Ward: 2.8%
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, Harvester Ward: +1,046 Bus, Harvester Ward: +113 Tram or Ferry, Harvester Ward: -3 Taxi, Harvester Ward: +5 Car - as driver, Harvester Ward: +2,375 Car - as passenger, Harvester Ward: +135 Truck, Harvester Ward: -30 Motorbike, Harvester Ward: +18 Bicycle, Harvester Ward: +5 Walked only, Harvester Ward: +28 Other, Harvester Ward: -18 Worked at home, Harvester Ward: -30 Did not go to work, Harvester Ward: +207 Not stated, Harvester Ward: +104
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 3,132 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Harvester Ward, compared with 13,290 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 Harvester Ward in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 16.3% used public transport, while 69.0% 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 Harvester Ward 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) (62.0% compared to 65.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Harvester Ward increased by 3,955 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+2,375 persons)
  • Train (+1,046 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+207 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+135 persons)

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