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Ferntree Gully

Method of travel to work

In Ferntree Gully 162 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Train
8386.26.36465.25.4+192
Bus
1190.91.31351.11.1-15
Tram or Ferry
50.00.130.00.0+2
Taxi
80.10.1180.10.1-10
Car - as driver
9,49070.770.38,60369.069.6+887
Car - as passenger
6124.64.65644.54.6+48
Truck
1591.20.81731.41.1-14
Motorbike
560.40.4740.60.4-18
map this data in atlas.idBicycle190.10.41030.80.5-84
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1431.11.11631.31.2-20
Other
1080.80.8720.60.7+36
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3782.83.13512.83.2+27
Did not go to work
1,2989.79.41,31510.510.3-17
Not stated
1851.41.42512.01.8-66

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, City of Knox: 6.3% Bus, City of Knox: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, City of Knox: 0.1% Taxi, City of Knox: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Knox: 70.3% Car - as passenger, City of Knox: 4.6% Truck, City of Knox: 0.8% Motorbike, City of Knox: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Knox: 0.4% Walked only, City of Knox: 1.1% Other, City of Knox: 0.8% Worked at home, City of Knox: 3.1% Did not go to work, City of Knox: 9.4% Not stated, City of Knox: 1.4% Train, Ferntree Gully: 6.2% Bus, Ferntree Gully: 0.9% Tram or Ferry, Ferntree Gully: 0.0% Taxi, Ferntree Gully: 0.1% Car - as driver, Ferntree Gully: 70.7% Car - as passenger, Ferntree Gully: 4.6% Truck, Ferntree Gully: 1.2% Motorbike, Ferntree Gully: 0.4% Bicycle, Ferntree Gully: 0.1% Walked only, Ferntree Gully: 1.1% Other, Ferntree Gully: 0.8% Worked at home, Ferntree Gully: 2.8% Did not go to work, Ferntree Gully: 9.7% Not stated, Ferntree Gully: 1.4%
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, Ferntree Gully: +192 Bus, Ferntree Gully: -15 Tram or Ferry, Ferntree Gully: +2 Taxi, Ferntree Gully: -10 Car - as driver, Ferntree Gully: +887 Car - as passenger, Ferntree Gully: +48 Truck, Ferntree Gully: -14 Motorbike, Ferntree Gully: -18 Bicycle, Ferntree Gully: -84 Walked only, Ferntree Gully: -20 Other, Ferntree Gully: +36 Worked at home, Ferntree Gully: +27 Did not go to work, Ferntree Gully: -17 Not stated, Ferntree Gully: -66
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 962 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Ferntree Gully, compared with 10,317 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 Ferntree Gully in 2011, compared to the City of Knox, shows that 7.2% used public transport, while 76.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.7% and 76.1% respectively in the City of Knox.

There were no major differences between Ferntree Gully and City of Knox in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ferntree Gully increased by 950 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+887 persons)
  • Train (+192 persons)
  • Bicycle (-84 persons)

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