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Method of travel to work

In The Basin 31 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The Basin'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
The Basin - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Train
1466.36.31145.15.4+32
Bus
70.31.300.01.1+7
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
00.00.160.30.1-6
Car - as driver
1,65171.470.31,56669.569.6+85
Car - as passenger
693.04.6914.04.6-22
Truck
291.20.8281.21.1+1
Motorbike
50.20.4221.00.4-17
map this data in atlas.idBicycle40.20.470.30.5-3
map this data in atlas.idWalked only271.21.1401.81.2-13
Other
130.60.8241.10.7-11
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home954.13.1803.63.2+15
Did not go to work
2309.99.422910.210.3+1
Not stated
351.51.4452.01.8-10

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, The Basin: 6.3% Bus, The Basin: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, The Basin: 0.0% Taxi, The Basin: 0.0% Car - as driver, The Basin: 71.4% Car - as passenger, The Basin: 3.0% Truck, The Basin: 1.2% Motorbike, The Basin: 0.2% Bicycle, The Basin: 0.2% Walked only, The Basin: 1.2% Other, The Basin: 0.6% Worked at home, The Basin: 4.1% Did not go to work, The Basin: 9.9% Not stated, The Basin: 1.5%
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, The Basin: +32 Bus, The Basin: +7 Tram or Ferry, The Basin: 0 Taxi, The Basin: -6 Car - as driver, The Basin: +85 Car - as passenger, The Basin: -22 Truck, The Basin: +1 Motorbike, The Basin: -17 Bicycle, The Basin: -3 Walked only, The Basin: -13 Other, The Basin: -11 Worked at home, The Basin: +15 Did not go to work, The Basin: +1 Not stated, The Basin: -10
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 153 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in The Basin, compared with 1,754 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 The Basin in 2011, compared to the City of Knox, shows that 6.6% used public transport, while 75.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.7% and 76.1% respectively in the City of Knox.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of The Basin and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (71.4% compared to 70.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (4.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.0% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in The Basin increased by 59 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in The Basin between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+85 persons)

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