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Taylors Ward

Method of travel to work

In Taylors Ward 118 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Taylors 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
Taylors Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Train
2,3359.611.21,8367.89.3+499
Bus
830.31.2950.40.9-12
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1280.10.1-28
Taxi
440.20.3510.20.2-7
Car - as driver
16,69868.865.716,32069.266.6+378
Car - as passenger
1,3975.85.91,4086.06.3-10
Truck
2120.90.82511.11.1-38
Motorbike
240.10.3520.20.3-28
map this data in atlas.idBicycle80.00.3240.10.3-16
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1100.51.01760.71.1-66
Other
1370.60.91290.50.7+8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4591.91.95312.32.1-72
Did not go to work
2,0538.57.92,0958.98.3-42
Not stated
6952.92.65942.52.8+101

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, Taylors Ward: 9.6% Bus, Taylors Ward: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Taylors Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Taylors Ward: 0.2% Car - as driver, Taylors Ward: 68.8% Car - as passenger, Taylors Ward: 5.8% Truck, Taylors Ward: 0.9% Motorbike, Taylors Ward: 0.1% Bicycle, Taylors Ward: 0.0% Walked only, Taylors Ward: 0.5% Other, Taylors Ward: 0.6% Worked at home, Taylors Ward: 1.9% Did not go to work, Taylors Ward: 8.5% Not stated, Taylors Ward: 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, Taylors Ward: +499 Bus, Taylors Ward: -12 Tram or Ferry, Taylors Ward: -28 Taxi, Taylors Ward: -7 Car - as driver, Taylors Ward: +378 Car - as passenger, Taylors Ward: -10 Truck, Taylors Ward: -38 Motorbike, Taylors Ward: -28 Bicycle, Taylors Ward: -16 Walked only, Taylors Ward: -66 Other, Taylors Ward: +8 Worked at home, Taylors Ward: -72 Did not go to work, Taylors Ward: -42 Not stated, Taylors Ward: +101
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 2,418 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Taylors Ward, compared with 18,331 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 Taylors Ward in 2011, compared to City of Brimbank, shows that 10.0% used public transport, while 75.6% 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 Taylors Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.8% compared to 65.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (9.6% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Taylors Ward increased by 667 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+499 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+378 persons)
  • Worked at home (-72 persons)
  • Walked only (-66 persons)

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