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Upper Ferntree Gully

Method of travel to work

In Upper Ferntree Gully 32 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Upper 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
Upper Ferntree Gully - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Train
1078.66.3836.65.4+24
Bus
30.21.3201.61.1-17
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
82266.170.385868.669.6-36
Car - as passenger
403.24.6463.74.6-6
Truck
40.30.880.61.1-4
Motorbike
40.30.460.50.4-2
map this data in atlas.idBicycle60.50.400.00.5+6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only262.11.1292.31.2-3
Other
151.20.890.70.7+6
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home473.83.1373.03.2+10
Did not go to work
13510.99.413010.410.3+5
Not stated
342.71.4241.91.8+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, Upper Ferntree Gully: 8.6% Bus, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.0% Taxi, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.0% Car - as driver, Upper Ferntree Gully: 66.1% Car - as passenger, Upper Ferntree Gully: 3.2% Truck, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.3% Motorbike, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.3% Bicycle, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0.5% Walked only, Upper Ferntree Gully: 2.1% Other, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.2% Worked at home, Upper Ferntree Gully: 3.8% Did not go to work, Upper Ferntree Gully: 10.9% Not stated, Upper Ferntree Gully: 2.7%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: +24 Bus, Upper Ferntree Gully: -17 Tram or Ferry, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0 Taxi, Upper Ferntree Gully: 0 Car - as driver, Upper Ferntree Gully: -36 Car - as passenger, Upper Ferntree Gully: -6 Truck, Upper Ferntree Gully: -4 Motorbike, Upper Ferntree Gully: -2 Bicycle, Upper Ferntree Gully: +6 Walked only, Upper Ferntree Gully: -3 Other, Upper Ferntree Gully: +6 Worked at home, Upper Ferntree Gully: +10 Did not go to work, Upper Ferntree Gully: +5 Not stated, Upper Ferntree Gully: +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 110 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Upper Ferntree Gully, compared with 870 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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2011, compared to the City of Knox, shows that 8.8% used public transport, while 70.0% 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 Upper Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (8.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.9% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.1% compared to 70.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.2% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper Ferntree Gully decreased by 7 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2006 and 2011.

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