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Method of travel to work

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

Pearcedale'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
Pearcedale - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Train
160.86.2321.75.1-16
Bus
60.30.970.40.7-1
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
1,33070.171.01,25366.369.9+77
Car - as passenger
965.15.61035.55.8-7
Truck
552.91.3603.21.5-5
Motorbike
50.30.300.00.5+5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.140.20.2-4
map this data in atlas.idWalked only291.50.8311.61.0-2
Other
70.40.8181.00.7-11
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1327.02.81407.42.9-8
Did not go to work
19510.38.319910.59.5-4
Not stated
271.41.7422.22.2-15

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, Pearcedale: 0.8% Bus, Pearcedale: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Pearcedale: 0.0% Taxi, Pearcedale: 0.0% Car - as driver, Pearcedale: 70.1% Car - as passenger, Pearcedale: 5.1% Truck, Pearcedale: 2.9% Motorbike, Pearcedale: 0.3% Bicycle, Pearcedale: 0.0% Walked only, Pearcedale: 1.5% Other, Pearcedale: 0.4% Worked at home, Pearcedale: 7.0% Did not go to work, Pearcedale: 10.3% Not stated, Pearcedale: 1.4%
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, Pearcedale: -16 Bus, Pearcedale: -1 Tram or Ferry, Pearcedale: 0 Taxi, Pearcedale: 0 Car - as driver, Pearcedale: +77 Car - as passenger, Pearcedale: -7 Truck, Pearcedale: -5 Motorbike, Pearcedale: +5 Bicycle, Pearcedale: -4 Walked only, Pearcedale: -2 Other, Pearcedale: -11 Worked at home, Pearcedale: -8 Did not go to work, Pearcedale: -4 Not stated, Pearcedale: -15
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 22 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Pearcedale, compared with 1,486 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 Pearcedale in 2011, compared to the City of Casey, shows that 1.2% used public transport, while 78.3% 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 Pearcedale and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (7.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by truck (2.9% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.8% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Pearcedale increased by 9 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Pearcedale between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+77 persons)

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