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Horseshoe Bend Ward

Method of travel to work

In Horseshoe Bend Ward 109 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Horseshoe Bend 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
Horseshoe Bend Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
1,33011.111.21,0489.09.3+282
Bus
540.41.2880.80.9-34
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1110.10.1-11
Taxi
360.30.3120.10.2+24
Car - as driver
8,01166.665.77,77566.666.6+236
Car - as passenger
7216.05.97136.16.3+7
Truck
1050.90.81451.21.1-40
Motorbike
170.10.3270.20.3-10
map this data in atlas.idBicycle200.20.3200.20.30
map this data in atlas.idWalked only890.71.01531.31.1-64
Other
1090.90.91050.90.7+4
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2372.01.93012.62.1-64
Did not go to work
9237.77.91,0008.68.3-77
Not stated
3723.12.62782.42.8+94

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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 11.1% Bus, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.3% Car - as driver, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 66.6% Car - as passenger, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 6.0% Truck, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.9% Motorbike, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.1% Bicycle, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.2% Walked only, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.7% Other, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0.9% Worked at home, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.0% Did not go to work, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 7.7% Not stated, Horseshoe Bend 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, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +282 Bus, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -34 Tram or Ferry, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -11 Taxi, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +24 Car - as driver, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +236 Car - as passenger, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +7 Truck, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -40 Motorbike, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -10 Bicycle, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 0 Walked only, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -64 Other, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +4 Worked at home, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -64 Did not go to work, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -77 Not stated, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +94
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 1,384 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Horseshoe Bend Ward, compared with 8,854 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 11.5% used public transport, while 73.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.5% and 72.7% respectively in City of Brimbank.

There were no major differences between Horseshoe Bend Ward and City of Brimbank in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Horseshoe Bend Ward increased by 347 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+282 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+236 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-77 persons)
  • Walked only (-64 persons)

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