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Laverton

Method of travel to work

In Laverton 41 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Laverton'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
Laverton - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Train
45021.616.145623.914.0-6
Bus
321.51.1422.21.4-10
Tram or Ferry
0--0.10--0.10
Taxi
100.50.2321.70.2-23
Car - as driver
1,12754.060.398751.760.7+139
Car - as passenger
1316.33.8914.84.6+39
Truck
70.30.4130.70.6-7
Motorbike
110.50.5110.60.5-1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle30.11.300.11.3+2
map this data in atlas.idWalked only381.81.6382.01.80
Other
422.01.2331.80.9+8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home291.43.7100.63.0+18
Did not go to work
1688.08.71357.19.3+33
Not stated
401.90.9532.81.7-14

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, Hobsons Bay City: 16.1% Bus, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Tram or Ferry, Hobsons Bay City: 0.1% Taxi, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Car - as driver, Hobsons Bay City: 60.3% Car - as passenger, Hobsons Bay City: 3.8% Truck, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Motorbike, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Bicycle, Hobsons Bay City: 1.3% Walked only, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Other, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Worked at home, Hobsons Bay City: 3.7% Did not go to work, Hobsons Bay City: 8.7% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Train, Laverton: 21.6% Bus, Laverton: 1.5% Taxi, Laverton: 0.5% Car - as driver, Laverton: 54.0% Car - as passenger, Laverton: 6.3% Truck, Laverton: 0.3% Motorbike, Laverton: 0.5% Bicycle, Laverton: 0.1% Walked only, Laverton: 1.8% Other, Laverton: 2.0% Worked at home, Laverton: 1.4% Did not go to work, Laverton: 8.0% Not stated, Laverton: 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, Laverton: -6 Bus, Laverton: -10 Tram or Ferry, Laverton: 0 Taxi, Laverton: -23 Car - as driver, Laverton: +139 Car - as passenger, Laverton: +39 Truck, Laverton: -7 Motorbike, Laverton: -1 Bicycle, Laverton: +2 Walked only, Laverton: 0 Other, Laverton: +8 Worked at home, Laverton: +18 Did not go to work, Laverton: +33 Not stated, Laverton: -14
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 482 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Laverton, compared with 1,276 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 Laverton in 2016, compared to Hobsons Bay City, shows that 23.1% used public transport, while 61.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 17.3% and 65.0% respectively in Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (21.6% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (6.3% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (54.0% compared to 60.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (1.4% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Laverton increased by 179 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Laverton between 2011 and 2016 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+139 persons)

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