Northcote
Method of travel to work

In Northcote 1,698 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Northcote'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
Northcote - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Train
2,16417.67.91,72315.96.5+441
Bus
1971.61.31981.81.10
Tram or Ferry
9237.51.76476.01.5+276
Taxi
230.20.2320.30.2-8
Car - as driver
4,82039.161.64,76643.961.5+54
Car - as passenger
2782.34.63563.34.9-78
Truck
230.20.8540.51.0-31
Motorbike
700.60.4650.60.5+5
Bicycle
1,30110.61.27557.01.1+546
Walked only
3973.23.33473.23.6+50
Other
1841.51.11471.41.0+37
Worked at home
5024.14.33993.74.6+103
Did not go to work
1,27210.39.91,18810.910.6+85
Not stated
1791.51.61781.61.9+1

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, Victoria: 7.9% Bus, Victoria: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, Victoria: 1.7% Taxi, Victoria: 0.2% Car - as driver, Victoria: 61.6% Car - as passenger, Victoria: 4.6% Truck, Victoria: 0.8% Motorbike, Victoria: 0.4% Bicycle, Victoria: 1.2% Walked only, Victoria: 3.3% Other, Victoria: 1.1% Worked at home, Victoria: 4.3% Did not go to work, Victoria: 9.9% Not stated, Victoria: 1.6% Train, Northcote: 17.6% Bus, Northcote: 1.6% Tram or Ferry, Northcote: 7.5% Taxi, Northcote: 0.2% Car - as driver, Northcote: 39.1% Car - as passenger, Northcote: 2.3% Truck, Northcote: 0.2% Motorbike, Northcote: 0.6% Bicycle, Northcote: 10.6% Walked only, Northcote: 3.2% Other, Northcote: 1.5% Worked at home, Northcote: 4.1% Did not go to work, Northcote: 10.3% Not stated, Northcote: 1.5%
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, Northcote: +441 Bus, Northcote: 0 Tram or Ferry, Northcote: +276 Taxi, Northcote: -8 Car - as driver, Northcote: +54 Car - as passenger, Northcote: -78 Truck, Northcote: -31 Motorbike, Northcote: +5 Bicycle, Northcote: +546 Walked only, Northcote: +50 Other, Northcote: +37 Worked at home, Northcote: +103 Did not go to work, Northcote: +85 Not stated, Northcote: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 3,284 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Northcote, compared with 5,191 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 Northcote in 2011, compared to Victoria, shows that 26.6% used public transport, while 42.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 11.0% and 67.4% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Northcote and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (17.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (10.6% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (7.5% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (39.1% compared to 61.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Northcote increased by 1,469 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bicycle (+546 persons)
  • Train (+441 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+276 persons)
  • Worked at home (+103 persons)

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