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In Newport 211 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Newport'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
Newport - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Train
1,09918.414.180715.411.2+291
Bus
120.21.4310.61.1-19
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
70.10.2120.20.2-5
Car - as driver
3,35956.261.23,09158.863.1+268
Car - as passenger
2444.14.62364.55.0+8
Truck
230.40.6340.70.8-11
Motorbike
380.60.5611.20.6-23
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1422.41.31192.31.1+23
map this data in atlas.idWalked only691.11.7571.11.7+12
Other
570.90.8490.90.7+8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2293.83.01442.72.7+85
Did not go to work
62110.48.953810.29.8+84
Not stated
781.31.7791.52.00

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, Newport: 18.4% Bus, Newport: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, Newport: 0.0% Taxi, Newport: 0.1% Car - as driver, Newport: 56.2% Car - as passenger, Newport: 4.1% Truck, Newport: 0.4% Motorbike, Newport: 0.6% Bicycle, Newport: 2.4% Walked only, Newport: 1.1% Other, Newport: 0.9% Worked at home, Newport: 3.8% Did not go to work, Newport: 10.4% Not stated, Newport: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Newport: +291 Bus, Newport: -19 Tram or Ferry, Newport: 0 Taxi, Newport: -5 Car - as driver, Newport: +268 Car - as passenger, Newport: +8 Truck, Newport: -11 Motorbike, Newport: -23 Bicycle, Newport: +23 Walked only, Newport: +12 Other, Newport: +8 Worked at home, Newport: +85 Did not go to work, Newport: +84 Not stated, Newport: 0
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 1,111 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Newport, compared with 3,664 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 Newport in 2011, compared to Hobsons Bay City, shows that 18.6% used public transport, while 61.3% 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 Newport and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (18.4% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (56.2% compared to 61.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.2% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Newport increased by 721 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+291 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+268 persons)
  • Worked at home (+85 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+84 persons)

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