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Method of travel to work

In Frankston Central 241 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Frankston Central'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 Central - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Train
3508.55.13218.84.8+29
Bus
832.01.3591.60.9+24
Tram or Ferry
00.00.030.10.1-3
Taxi
00.00.1100.30.1-10
Car - as driver
2,49160.169.52,15259.068.0+339
Car - as passenger
2135.15.21985.45.7+15
Truck
421.01.1240.71.3+18
Motorbike
50.10.4180.50.5-13
map this data in atlas.idBicycle220.50.3391.10.4-17
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2195.31.32356.41.6-16
Other
451.10.9320.90.7+13
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1012.43.11253.43.1-24
Did not go to work
48711.810.236610.010.9+121
Not stated
832.01.6671.81.9+16

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, 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% Train, Frankston Central: 8.5% Bus, Frankston Central: 2.0% Tram or Ferry, Frankston Central: 0.0% Taxi, Frankston Central: 0.0% Car - as driver, Frankston Central: 60.1% Car - as passenger, Frankston Central: 5.1% Truck, Frankston Central: 1.0% Motorbike, Frankston Central: 0.1% Bicycle, Frankston Central: 0.5% Walked only, Frankston Central: 5.3% Other, Frankston Central: 1.1% Worked at home, Frankston Central: 2.4% Did not go to work, Frankston Central: 11.8% Not stated, Frankston Central: 2.0%
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, Frankston Central: +29 Bus, Frankston Central: +24 Tram or Ferry, Frankston Central: -3 Taxi, Frankston Central: -10 Car - as driver, Frankston Central: +339 Car - as passenger, Frankston Central: +15 Truck, Frankston Central: +18 Motorbike, Frankston Central: -13 Bicycle, Frankston Central: -17 Walked only, Frankston Central: -16 Other, Frankston Central: +13 Worked at home, Frankston Central: -24 Did not go to work, Frankston Central: +121 Not stated, Frankston Central: +16
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 433 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Frankston Central, compared with 2,751 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 Frankston Central in 2011, compared to Frankston City, shows that 10.5% used public transport, while 66.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.4% and 76.1% respectively in Frankston City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (5.3% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (8.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (11.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (60.1% compared to 69.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Frankston Central increased by 493 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+339 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+121 persons)

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