City of Darebin

Method of travel to work

In the City of Darebin 4,231 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Darebin'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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
City of Darebin - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train9,04114.210.06,61811.98.5+2,423
Bus1,4112.21.51,0401.91.2+371
Tram or Ferry3,1264.92.32,4764.52.0+650
Taxi1860.30.21730.30.2+13
Car - as driver32,06050.560.629,64453.461.2+2,416
Car - as passenger2,3553.74.32,4964.54.7-141
Truck3730.60.75501.00.9-177
Motorbike3810.60.42960.50.5+85
Bicycle2,7394.31.31,7443.11.1+995
Walked only1,4922.42.91,3742.53.0+118
Other8451.31.06531.20.9+192
Worked at home1,8823.03.71,4802.73.7+402
Did not go to work6,44210.19.45,88410.610.2+558
Not stated1,1411.81.61,1092.01.9+32

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2011
Method of travel to work, 2011 Train, Greater Melbourne: 10.0% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 60.6% 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: 3.7% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Train, City of Darebin: 14.2% Bus, City of Darebin: 2.2% Tram or Ferry, City of Darebin: 4.9% Taxi, City of Darebin: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Darebin: 50.5% Car - as passenger, City of Darebin: 3.7% Truck, City of Darebin: 0.6% Motorbike, City of Darebin: 0.6% Bicycle, City of Darebin: 4.3% Walked only, City of Darebin: 2.4% Other, City of Darebin: 1.3% Worked at home, City of Darebin: 3.0% Did not go to work, City of Darebin: 10.1% Not stated, City of Darebin: 1.8%
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 Darebin: +2,423 Bus, City of Darebin: +371 Tram or Ferry, City of Darebin: +650 Taxi, City of Darebin: +13 Car - as driver, City of Darebin: +2,416 Car - as passenger, City of Darebin: -141 Truck, City of Darebin: -177 Motorbike, City of Darebin: +85 Bicycle, City of Darebin: +995 Walked only, City of Darebin: +118 Other, City of Darebin: +192 Worked at home, City of Darebin: +402 Did not go to work, City of Darebin: +558 Not stated, City of Darebin: +32
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 13,578 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Darebin, compared with 35,169 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 Darebin in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 21.4% used public transport, while 55.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.8% and 66.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (14.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (4.3% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (4.9% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (50.5% compared to 60.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Darebin increased by 7,937 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+2,423 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+2,416 persons)
  • Bicycle (+995 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+650 persons)

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