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Method of travel to work

In Hobsons Bay City 1,180 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Hobsons Bay 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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Hobsons Bay City - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
5,51814.19.84,03211.28.4+1,486
Bus
5301.41.54141.11.2+116
Tram or Ferry
300.12.2240.12.0+6
Taxi
700.20.2780.20.2-8
Car - as driver
23,94161.259.722,81263.160.4+1,129
Car - as passenger
1,7924.64.31,8195.04.6-27
Truck
2410.60.72790.80.9-38
Motorbike
2110.50.42160.60.5-5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle5131.31.33941.11.1+119
map this data in atlas.idWalked only6671.72.96211.73.0+46
Other
3240.81.02570.70.9+67
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,1843.03.69662.73.6+218
Did not go to work
3,4808.99.23,5269.810.0-46
Not stated
6471.71.57102.01.9-63

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Train, Hobsons Bay City: 14.1% Bus, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Tram or Ferry, Hobsons Bay City: 0.1% Taxi, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Car - as driver, Hobsons Bay City: 61.2% Car - as passenger, Hobsons Bay City: 4.6% Truck, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Motorbike, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Bicycle, Hobsons Bay City: 1.3% Walked only, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Other, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Worked at home, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Did not go to work, Hobsons Bay City: 8.9% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7%
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, Hobsons Bay City: +1,486 Bus, Hobsons Bay City: +116 Tram or Ferry, Hobsons Bay City: +6 Taxi, Hobsons Bay City: -8 Car - as driver, Hobsons Bay City: +1,129 Car - as passenger, Hobsons Bay City: -27 Truck, Hobsons Bay City: -38 Motorbike, Hobsons Bay City: -5 Bicycle, Hobsons Bay City: +119 Walked only, Hobsons Bay City: +46 Other, Hobsons Bay City: +67 Worked at home, Hobsons Bay City: +218 Did not go to work, Hobsons Bay City: -46 Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: -63
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 6,078 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Hobsons Bay City, compared with 26,185 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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 15.5% used public transport, while 66.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (14.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.2% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hobsons Bay City increased by 3,000 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+1,486 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+1,129 persons)
  • Worked at home (+218 persons)
  • Bicycle (+119 persons)

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