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Gannawarra Shire

Method of travel to work

In Gannawarra Shire 371 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Gannawarra Shire'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
Gannawarra Shire - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Train40.11.3130.30.7-9
Bus130.30.8120.30.7+1
Tram or Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Taxi00.00.130.10.2-3
Car - as driver2,57459.864.82,47851.862.3+96
Car - as passenger1824.25.42304.85.4-48
Truck701.61.0691.41.2+1
Motorbike390.90.5651.40.6-26
Bicycle471.10.9440.91.1+3
Walked only3247.54.54579.65.3-133
Other821.91.3731.51.2+9
Worked at home50611.86.477216.27.4-266
Did not go to work3748.711.54359.112.0-61
Not stated872.01.71292.71.9-42

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, Regional VIC: 1.3% Bus, Regional VIC: 0.8% Tram or Ferry, Regional VIC: 0.0% Taxi, Regional VIC: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional VIC: 64.8% Car - as passenger, Regional VIC: 5.4% Truck, Regional VIC: 1.0% Motorbike, Regional VIC: 0.5% Bicycle, Regional VIC: 0.9% Walked only, Regional VIC: 4.5% Other, Regional VIC: 1.3% Worked at home, Regional VIC: 6.4% Did not go to work, Regional VIC: 11.5% Not stated, Regional VIC: 1.7% Train, Gannawarra Shire: 0.1% Bus, Gannawarra Shire: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Gannawarra Shire: 0.0% Taxi, Gannawarra Shire: 0.0% Car - as driver, Gannawarra Shire: 59.8% Car - as passenger, Gannawarra Shire: 4.2% Truck, Gannawarra Shire: 1.6% Motorbike, Gannawarra Shire: 0.9% Bicycle, Gannawarra Shire: 1.1% Walked only, Gannawarra Shire: 7.5% Other, Gannawarra Shire: 1.9% Worked at home, Gannawarra Shire: 11.8% Did not go to work, Gannawarra Shire: 8.7% Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: 2.0%
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, Gannawarra Shire: -9 Bus, Gannawarra Shire: +1 Tram or Ferry, Gannawarra Shire: 0 Taxi, Gannawarra Shire: -3 Car - as driver, Gannawarra Shire: +96 Car - as passenger, Gannawarra Shire: -48 Truck, Gannawarra Shire: +1 Motorbike, Gannawarra Shire: -26 Bicycle, Gannawarra Shire: +3 Walked only, Gannawarra Shire: -133 Other, Gannawarra Shire: +9 Worked at home, Gannawarra Shire: -266 Did not go to work, Gannawarra Shire: -61 Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: -42
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 17 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gannawarra Shire, compared with 2,865 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 Gannawarra Shire in 2011, compared to Regional VIC, shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 66.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.1% and 71.6% respectively in Regional VIC.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Gannawarra Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (11.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (7.5% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.8% compared to 64.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (8.7% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gannawarra Shire decreased by 478 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Worked at home (-266 persons)
  • Walked only (-133 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+96 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-61 persons)

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