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Method of travel to work

In the City of Casey 1,059 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Casey'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
City of Casey - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
7,4056.29.85,0865.18.4+2,319
Bus
1,0990.91.56700.71.2+429
Tram or Ferry
610.12.2310.02.0+30
Taxi
1070.10.21180.10.2-11
Car - as driver
84,16471.059.769,75069.960.4+14,414
Car - as passenger
6,5975.64.35,7445.84.6+853
Truck
1,4861.30.71,5181.50.9-32
Motorbike
3480.30.44640.50.5-116
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1540.11.32430.21.1-89
map this data in atlas.idWalked only9050.82.99751.03.0-70
Other
9400.81.07130.70.9+227
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3,3432.83.62,9102.93.6+433
Did not go to work
9,8968.39.29,4399.510.0+457
Not stated
2,0231.71.52,1472.21.9-124

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Train, City of Casey: 6.2% Bus, City of Casey: 0.9% Tram or Ferry, City of Casey: 0.1% Taxi, City of Casey: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Casey: 71.0% Car - as passenger, City of Casey: 5.6% Truck, City of Casey: 1.3% Motorbike, City of Casey: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Casey: 0.1% Walked only, City of Casey: 0.8% Other, City of Casey: 0.8% Worked at home, City of Casey: 2.8% Did not go to work, City of Casey: 8.3% Not stated, City of Casey: 1.7%
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, City of Casey: +2,319 Bus, City of Casey: +429 Tram or Ferry, City of Casey: +30 Taxi, City of Casey: -11 Car - as driver, City of Casey: +14,414 Car - as passenger, City of Casey: +853 Truck, City of Casey: -32 Motorbike, City of Casey: -116 Bicycle, City of Casey: -89 Walked only, City of Casey: -70 Other, City of Casey: +227 Worked at home, City of Casey: +433 Did not go to work, City of Casey: +457 Not stated, City of Casey: -124
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 8,565 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Casey, compared with 92,595 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 the City of Casey in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 7.2% used public transport, while 78.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Casey and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (71.0% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (6.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.8% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Casey increased by 18,720 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+14,414 persons)
  • Train (+2,319 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+853 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+457 persons)

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