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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Method of travel to work

In Spotswood - South Kingsville 88 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Spotswood - South Kingsville'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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Train
38217.114.126313.711.2+119
Bus
231.01.4382.01.1-15
Tram or Ferry
60.30.130.20.1+3
Taxi
00.00.230.20.2-3
Car - as driver
1,31959.261.21,15860.263.1+161
Car - as passenger
944.24.6814.25.0+13
Truck
80.40.6160.80.8-8
Motorbike
281.30.5140.70.6+14
map this data in atlas.idBicycle652.91.3331.71.1+32
map this data in atlas.idWalked only231.01.7311.61.7-8
Other
00.00.8180.90.7-18
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home542.43.0382.02.7+16
Did not go to work
2089.38.91879.79.8+21
Not stated
180.81.7412.12.0-23

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, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 17.1% Bus, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.0% Tram or Ferry, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.3% Taxi, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.0% Car - as driver, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 59.2% Car - as passenger, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 4.2% Truck, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.4% Motorbike, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.3% Bicycle, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.9% Walked only, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.0% Other, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.0% Worked at home, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.4% Did not go to work, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 9.3% Not stated, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.8%
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, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +119 Bus, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -15 Tram or Ferry, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +3 Taxi, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -3 Car - as driver, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +161 Car - as passenger, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +13 Truck, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -8 Motorbike, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +14 Bicycle, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +32 Walked only, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -8 Other, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -18 Worked at home, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +16 Did not go to work, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +21 Not stated, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -23
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 411 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Spotswood - South Kingsville, compared with 1,449 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville in 2011, compared to Hobsons Bay City, shows that 18.4% used public transport, while 65.0% 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 Spotswood - South Kingsville and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (17.1% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (2.9% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.2% compared to 61.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Spotswood - South Kingsville increased by 304 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+161 persons)
  • Train (+119 persons)

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