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Method of travel to work

In the Frankston City 1,016 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Frankston City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Train
2,9214.611.53,0345.010.0-113
Bus
7371.21.57941.31.5-57
Tram or Ferry
250.02.4240.02.2+1
Taxi
670.10.2830.10.2-16
Car - as driver
45,59471.960.241,89169.160.5+3,703
Car - as passenger
2,7704.43.93,1095.14.3-339
Truck
4450.70.66291.00.7-184
Motorbike
2120.30.42230.40.4-11
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1880.31.42060.31.3-18
map this data in atlas.idWalked only8281.33.08071.32.9+21
Other
6221.01.25891.01.1+33
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2,2383.54.21,8713.13.7+367
Did not go to work
6,1589.78.76,36510.59.6-207
Not stated
5900.90.99601.61.6-370

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 60.2% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 8.7% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Train, Frankston City: 4.6% Bus, Frankston City: 1.2% Tram or Ferry, Frankston City: 0.0% Taxi, Frankston City: 0.1% Car - as driver, Frankston City: 71.9% Car - as passenger, Frankston City: 4.4% Truck, Frankston City: 0.7% Motorbike, Frankston City: 0.3% Bicycle, Frankston City: 0.3% Walked only, Frankston City: 1.3% Other, Frankston City: 1.0% Worked at home, Frankston City: 3.5% Did not go to work, Frankston City: 9.7% Not stated, Frankston City: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Frankston City: -113 Bus, Frankston City: -57 Tram or Ferry, Frankston City: +1 Taxi, Frankston City: -16 Car - as driver, Frankston City: +3,703 Car - as passenger, Frankston City: -339 Truck, Frankston City: -184 Motorbike, Frankston City: -11 Bicycle, Frankston City: -18 Walked only, Frankston City: +21 Other, Frankston City: +33 Worked at home, Frankston City: +367 Did not go to work, Frankston City: -207 Not stated, Frankston City: -370
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 3,683 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Frankston City, compared with 49,021 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 2016, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 5.8% used public transport, while 77.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.4% and 65.0% 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) (71.9% compared to 60.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (4.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.0% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.3% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Frankston City increased by 2,810 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the Frankston City between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+3,703 persons)
  • Worked at home (+367 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-339 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-207 persons)

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