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Altona - Seaholme

Method of travel to work

In Altona - Seaholme 114 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Altona - Seaholme'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
Altona - Seaholme - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Train
88916.214.174514.511.2+144
Bus
601.11.4430.81.1+17
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
00.00.290.20.2-9
Car - as driver
3,40262.161.23,15361.563.1+249
Car - as passenger
2364.34.62134.25.0+23
Truck
190.30.6521.00.8-33
Motorbike
260.50.5380.70.6-12
map this data in atlas.idBicycle531.01.3390.81.1+14
map this data in atlas.idWalked only611.11.7871.71.7-26
Other
40.10.8330.60.7-29
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1903.53.01342.62.7+56
Did not go to work
4818.88.95039.89.8-22
Not stated
551.01.7741.42.0-19

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, 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% Train, Altona - Seaholme: 16.2% Bus, Altona - Seaholme: 1.1% Tram or Ferry, Altona - Seaholme: 0.0% Taxi, Altona - Seaholme: 0.0% Car - as driver, Altona - Seaholme: 62.1% Car - as passenger, Altona - Seaholme: 4.3% Truck, Altona - Seaholme: 0.3% Motorbike, Altona - Seaholme: 0.5% Bicycle, Altona - Seaholme: 1.0% Walked only, Altona - Seaholme: 1.1% Other, Altona - Seaholme: 0.1% Worked at home, Altona - Seaholme: 3.5% Did not go to work, Altona - Seaholme: 8.8% Not stated, Altona - Seaholme: 1.0%
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, Altona - Seaholme: +144 Bus, Altona - Seaholme: +17 Tram or Ferry, Altona - Seaholme: 0 Taxi, Altona - Seaholme: -9 Car - as driver, Altona - Seaholme: +249 Car - as passenger, Altona - Seaholme: +23 Truck, Altona - Seaholme: -33 Motorbike, Altona - Seaholme: -12 Bicycle, Altona - Seaholme: +14 Walked only, Altona - Seaholme: -26 Other, Altona - Seaholme: -29 Worked at home, Altona - Seaholme: +56 Did not go to work, Altona - Seaholme: -22 Not stated, Altona - Seaholme: -19
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 949 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Altona - Seaholme, compared with 3,683 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 Altona - Seaholme in 2011, compared to Hobsons Bay City, shows that 17.3% used public transport, while 67.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.5% and 66.9% respectively in Hobsons Bay City.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Altona - Seaholme and Hobsons Bay City was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (16.2% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Altona - Seaholme increased by 353 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+249 persons)
  • Train (+144 persons)
  • Worked at home (+56 persons)

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