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Method of travel to work

In the Frankston City 958 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The Frankston City'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
Frankston City - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
3,0425.19.82,5534.88.4+489
Bus
7751.31.54800.91.2+295
Tram or Ferry
290.02.2280.12.0+1
Taxi
780.10.2780.10.20
Car - as driver
41,70069.559.736,41568.060.4+5,285
Car - as passenger
3,1035.24.33,0275.74.6+76
Truck
6311.10.76901.30.9-59
Motorbike
2220.40.42600.50.5-38
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1990.31.32300.41.1-31
map this data in atlas.idWalked only7591.32.98331.63.0-74
Other
5350.91.03830.70.9+152
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,8703.13.61,6733.13.6+197
Did not go to work
6,09610.29.25,85110.910.0+245
Not stated
9481.61.51,0381.91.9-90

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% 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: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Train, Frankston City: 5.1% Bus, Frankston City: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, Frankston City: 0.0% Taxi, Frankston City: 0.1% Car - as driver, Frankston City: 69.5% Car - as passenger, Frankston City: 5.2% Truck, Frankston City: 1.1% Motorbike, Frankston City: 0.4% Bicycle, Frankston City: 0.3% Walked only, Frankston City: 1.3% Other, Frankston City: 0.9% Worked at home, Frankston City: 3.1% Did not go to work, Frankston City: 10.2% Not stated, Frankston City: 1.6%
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, Frankston City: +489 Bus, Frankston City: +295 Tram or Ferry, Frankston City: +1 Taxi, Frankston City: 0 Car - as driver, Frankston City: +5,285 Car - as passenger, Frankston City: +76 Truck, Frankston City: -59 Motorbike, Frankston City: -38 Bicycle, Frankston City: -31 Walked only, Frankston City: -74 Other, Frankston City: +152 Worked at home, Frankston City: +197 Did not go to work, Frankston City: +245 Not stated, Frankston City: -90
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 3,846 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Frankston City, compared with 45,656 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 Frankston City in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 6.4% used public transport, while 76.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (69.5% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (5.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.3% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Frankston City increased by 6,448 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+5,285 persons)
  • Train (+489 persons)
  • Bus (+295 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+245 persons)

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