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Altona Meadows

Method of travel to work

In Altona Meadows 81 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Altona Meadows'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 Meadows - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Train
1,07512.014.17518.511.2+324
Bus
720.81.4871.01.1-15
Tram or Ferry
00.00.130.00.1-3
Taxi
00.00.2130.10.2-13
Car - as driver
5,95866.461.25,99267.963.1-34
Car - as passenger
5075.74.65105.85.0-3
Truck
660.70.6630.70.8+3
Motorbike
130.10.5410.50.6-28
map this data in atlas.idBicycle280.31.3270.31.1+1
map this data in atlas.idWalked only530.61.7770.91.7-24
Other
630.70.8450.50.7+18
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1741.93.01391.62.7+35
Did not go to work
7628.58.98479.69.8-85
Not stated
1962.21.72272.62.0-31

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 Meadows: 12.0% Bus, Altona Meadows: 0.8% Tram or Ferry, Altona Meadows: 0.0% Taxi, Altona Meadows: 0.0% Car - as driver, Altona Meadows: 66.4% Car - as passenger, Altona Meadows: 5.7% Truck, Altona Meadows: 0.7% Motorbike, Altona Meadows: 0.1% Bicycle, Altona Meadows: 0.3% Walked only, Altona Meadows: 0.6% Other, Altona Meadows: 0.7% Worked at home, Altona Meadows: 1.9% Did not go to work, Altona Meadows: 8.5% Not stated, Altona Meadows: 2.2%
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 Meadows: +324 Bus, Altona Meadows: -15 Tram or Ferry, Altona Meadows: -3 Taxi, Altona Meadows: -13 Car - as driver, Altona Meadows: -34 Car - as passenger, Altona Meadows: -3 Truck, Altona Meadows: +3 Motorbike, Altona Meadows: -28 Bicycle, Altona Meadows: +1 Walked only, Altona Meadows: -24 Other, Altona Meadows: +18 Worked at home, Altona Meadows: +35 Did not go to work, Altona Meadows: -85 Not stated, Altona Meadows: -31
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 1,147 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Altona Meadows, compared with 6,544 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 Meadows in 2011, compared to Hobsons Bay City, shows that 12.8% used public transport, while 73.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.5% and 66.9% respectively in Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.4% compared to 61.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (12.0% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.6% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (1.9% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Altona Meadows increased by 145 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+324 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-85 persons)

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