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Method of travel to work

In Colac Otway Shire 638 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Colac Otway Shire'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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Colac Otway Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Train
300.31.4160.21.3+14
Bus
240.30.7250.30.8-1
Tram or Ferry
130.10.150.10.1+8
Taxi
100.10.180.10.1+2
Car - as driver
6,22965.267.35,80161.264.6+428
Car - as passenger
4274.54.65115.45.4-84
Truck
650.70.8941.01.0-29
Motorbike
390.40.4420.40.5-3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle941.00.71331.40.9-39
map this data in atlas.idWalked only5445.73.96166.54.5-72
Other
1111.21.21371.41.3-26
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home7457.86.28068.56.3-61
Did not go to work
1,08711.411.41,11711.811.6-30
Not stated
1301.41.31661.81.7-36

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, Regional VIC: 1.4% Bus, Regional VIC: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Regional VIC: 0.1% Taxi, Regional VIC: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional VIC: 67.3% Car - as passenger, Regional VIC: 4.6% Truck, Regional VIC: 0.8% Motorbike, Regional VIC: 0.4% Bicycle, Regional VIC: 0.7% Walked only, Regional VIC: 3.9% Other, Regional VIC: 1.2% Worked at home, Regional VIC: 6.2% Did not go to work, Regional VIC: 11.4% Not stated, Regional VIC: 1.3% Train, Colac Otway Shire: 0.3% Bus, Colac Otway Shire: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Colac Otway Shire: 0.1% Taxi, Colac Otway Shire: 0.1% Car - as driver, Colac Otway Shire: 65.2% Car - as passenger, Colac Otway Shire: 4.5% Truck, Colac Otway Shire: 0.7% Motorbike, Colac Otway Shire: 0.4% Bicycle, Colac Otway Shire: 1.0% Walked only, Colac Otway Shire: 5.7% Other, Colac Otway Shire: 1.2% Worked at home, Colac Otway Shire: 7.8% Did not go to work, Colac Otway Shire: 11.4% Not stated, Colac Otway Shire: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Colac Otway Shire: +14 Bus, Colac Otway Shire: -1 Tram or Ferry, Colac Otway Shire: +8 Taxi, Colac Otway Shire: +2 Car - as driver, Colac Otway Shire: +428 Car - as passenger, Colac Otway Shire: -84 Truck, Colac Otway Shire: -29 Motorbike, Colac Otway Shire: -3 Bicycle, Colac Otway Shire: -39 Walked only, Colac Otway Shire: -72 Other, Colac Otway Shire: -26 Worked at home, Colac Otway Shire: -61 Did not go to work, Colac Otway Shire: -30 Not stated, Colac Otway Shire: -36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 67 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Colac Otway Shire, compared with 6,760 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 Colac Otway Shire in 2016, compared to Regional VIC, shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 70.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.2% and 73.1% respectively in Regional VIC.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (5.7% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (7.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.2% compared to 67.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.3% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Colac Otway Shire increased by 71 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Colac Otway Shire between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+428 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-84 persons)
  • Walked only (-72 persons)
  • Worked at home (-61 persons)

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