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Gannawarra Shire

Method of travel to work

In Gannawarra Shire 309 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Gannawarra Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Train40.11.480.21.3-4
Bus100.20.7130.30.8-3
Tram or Ferry50.10.10--0.1+5
Taxi30.10.10--0.1+3
Car - as driver2,72261.867.32,59159.164.6+131
Car - as passenger1563.54.61764.05.4-20
Truck511.20.8681.61.0-17
Motorbike441.00.4441.00.50
Bicycle320.70.7471.10.9-15
Walked only2776.33.93327.64.5-55
Other511.21.2821.91.3-31
Worked at home51311.76.250811.66.3+5
Did not go to work45110.211.44289.811.6+23
Not stated831.91.3841.91.7-1

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, Regional VIC: 1.4% Bus, Regional VIC: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Regional VIC: 0.1% Taxi, Regional VIC: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional VIC: 67.3% Car - as passenger, Regional VIC: 4.6% Truck, Regional VIC: 0.8% Motorbike, Regional VIC: 0.4% Bicycle, Regional VIC: 0.7% Walked only, Regional VIC: 3.9% Other, Regional VIC: 1.2% Worked at home, Regional VIC: 6.2% Did not go to work, Regional VIC: 11.4% Not stated, Regional VIC: 1.3% Train, Gannawarra Shire: 0.1% Bus, Gannawarra Shire: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, Gannawarra Shire: 0.1% Taxi, Gannawarra Shire: 0.1% Car - as driver, Gannawarra Shire: 61.8% Car - as passenger, Gannawarra Shire: 3.5% Truck, Gannawarra Shire: 1.2% Motorbike, Gannawarra Shire: 1.0% Bicycle, Gannawarra Shire: 0.7% Walked only, Gannawarra Shire: 6.3% Other, Gannawarra Shire: 1.2% Worked at home, Gannawarra Shire: 11.7% Did not go to work, Gannawarra Shire: 10.2% Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: 1.9%
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, Gannawarra Shire: -4 Bus, Gannawarra Shire: -3 Tram or Ferry, Gannawarra Shire: +5 Taxi, Gannawarra Shire: +3 Car - as driver, Gannawarra Shire: +131 Car - as passenger, Gannawarra Shire: -20 Truck, Gannawarra Shire: -17 Motorbike, Gannawarra Shire: 0 Bicycle, Gannawarra Shire: -15 Walked only, Gannawarra Shire: -55 Other, Gannawarra Shire: -31 Worked at home, Gannawarra Shire: +5 Did not go to work, Gannawarra Shire: +23 Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: -1
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 19 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gannawarra Shire, compared with 2,973 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 2016, compared to Regional VIC, shows that 0.4% used public transport, while 67.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.2% and 73.1% 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 (11.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (6.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.8% compared to 67.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.1% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gannawarra Shire increased by 21 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Car - as driver (+131 persons)
  • Walked only (-55 persons)

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