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Method of travel to work

In Williamstown 401 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Williamstown'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
Williamstown - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Train
82015.414.161412.411.2+206
Bus
160.31.4230.51.1-7
Tram or Ferry
00.00.160.10.1-6
Taxi
30.10.260.10.2-3
Car - as driver
2,98456.261.22,91859.063.1+66
Car - as passenger
1923.64.61843.75.0+9
Truck
20.00.690.20.8-7
Motorbike
180.30.5340.70.6-16
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1462.71.3751.51.1+70
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2554.81.72074.21.7+48
Other
400.80.8360.70.7+4
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2815.33.02264.62.7+55
Did not go to work
4979.48.953210.79.8-34
Not stated
541.01.7791.62.0-25

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, Williamstown: 15.4% Bus, Williamstown: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Williamstown: 0.0% Taxi, Williamstown: 0.1% Car - as driver, Williamstown: 56.2% Car - as passenger, Williamstown: 3.6% Truck, Williamstown: 0.0% Motorbike, Williamstown: 0.3% Bicycle, Williamstown: 2.7% Walked only, Williamstown: 4.8% Other, Williamstown: 0.8% Worked at home, Williamstown: 5.3% Did not go to work, Williamstown: 9.4% Not stated, Williamstown: 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, Williamstown: +206 Bus, Williamstown: -7 Tram or Ferry, Williamstown: -6 Taxi, Williamstown: -3 Car - as driver, Williamstown: +66 Car - as passenger, Williamstown: +9 Truck, Williamstown: -7 Motorbike, Williamstown: -16 Bicycle, Williamstown: +70 Walked only, Williamstown: +48 Other, Williamstown: +4 Worked at home, Williamstown: +55 Did not go to work, Williamstown: -34 Not stated, Williamstown: -25
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 836 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Williamstown, compared with 3,196 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 Williamstown in 2011, compared to Hobsons Bay City, shows that 15.7% used public transport, while 60.2% 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 Williamstown and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (4.8% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.3% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (2.7% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (56.2% compared to 61.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Williamstown increased by 360 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+206 persons)
  • Bicycle (+70 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+66 persons)
  • Worked at home (+55 persons)

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