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Cranbourne West

Method of travel to work

In Cranbourne West 29 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Cranbourne West'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
Cranbourne West - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Train
2827.16.21865.75.1+96
Bus
270.70.9290.90.7-2
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
2,80671.071.02,25368.869.9+553
Car - as passenger
2686.85.61966.05.8+72
Truck
451.11.3581.81.5-13
Motorbike
120.30.3351.10.5-23
map this data in atlas.idBicycle40.10.190.30.2-5
map this data in atlas.idWalked only250.60.8270.81.0-2
Other
110.30.8220.70.7-11
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home561.42.8601.82.9-4
Did not go to work
3288.38.33189.79.5+10
Not stated
872.21.7812.52.2+6

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 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% Train, Cranbourne West: 7.1% Bus, Cranbourne West: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Cranbourne West: 0.0% Taxi, Cranbourne West: 0.0% Car - as driver, Cranbourne West: 71.0% Car - as passenger, Cranbourne West: 6.8% Truck, Cranbourne West: 1.1% Motorbike, Cranbourne West: 0.3% Bicycle, Cranbourne West: 0.1% Walked only, Cranbourne West: 0.6% Other, Cranbourne West: 0.3% Worked at home, Cranbourne West: 1.4% Did not go to work, Cranbourne West: 8.3% Not stated, Cranbourne West: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Cranbourne West: +96 Bus, Cranbourne West: -2 Tram or Ferry, Cranbourne West: 0 Taxi, Cranbourne West: 0 Car - as driver, Cranbourne West: +553 Car - as passenger, Cranbourne West: +72 Truck, Cranbourne West: -13 Motorbike, Cranbourne West: -23 Bicycle, Cranbourne West: -5 Walked only, Cranbourne West: -2 Other, Cranbourne West: -11 Worked at home, Cranbourne West: -4 Did not go to work, Cranbourne West: +10 Not stated, Cranbourne West: +6
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 309 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Cranbourne West, compared with 3,131 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 Cranbourne West in 2011, compared to the City of Casey, shows that 7.8% used public transport, while 79.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.2% and 78.1% respectively in the City of Casey.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (6.8% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (1.4% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Cranbourne West increased by 677 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+553 persons)
  • Train (+96 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+72 persons)

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