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Method of travel to work

In Frankston South 75 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Frankston South'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 South - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Train
3824.55.13173.94.8+65
Bus
250.31.3831.00.9-58
Tram or Ferry
00.00.040.00.1-4
Taxi
30.00.1120.10.1-9
Car - as driver
5,87269.769.55,48067.368.0+392
Car - as passenger
4435.35.24315.35.7+12
Truck
720.91.11001.21.3-28
Motorbike
150.20.4400.50.5-25
map this data in atlas.idBicycle80.10.3230.30.4-15
map this data in atlas.idWalked only670.81.3951.21.6-28
Other
400.50.9650.80.7-25
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4405.23.13734.63.1+67
Did not go to work
93811.110.296011.810.9-22
Not stated
1211.41.61602.01.9-39

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 South: 4.5% Bus, Frankston South: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Frankston South: 0.0% Taxi, Frankston South: 0.0% Car - as driver, Frankston South: 69.7% Car - as passenger, Frankston South: 5.3% Truck, Frankston South: 0.9% Motorbike, Frankston South: 0.2% Bicycle, Frankston South: 0.1% Walked only, Frankston South: 0.8% Other, Frankston South: 0.5% Worked at home, Frankston South: 5.2% Did not go to work, Frankston South: 11.1% Not stated, Frankston South: 1.4%
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 South: +65 Bus, Frankston South: -58 Tram or Ferry, Frankston South: -4 Taxi, Frankston South: -9 Car - as driver, Frankston South: +392 Car - as passenger, Frankston South: +12 Truck, Frankston South: -28 Motorbike, Frankston South: -25 Bicycle, Frankston South: -15 Walked only, Frankston South: -28 Other, Frankston South: -25 Worked at home, Frankston South: +67 Did not go to work, Frankston South: -22 Not stated, Frankston South: -39
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 407 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Frankston South, compared with 6,402 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 South in 2011, compared to Frankston City, shows that 4.8% used public transport, while 76.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.4% and 76.1% respectively in Frankston City.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Frankston South and Frankston City was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.2% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Frankston South increased by 283 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+392 persons)
  • Worked at home (+67 persons)
  • Train (+65 persons)
  • Bus (-58 persons)

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