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Wantirna South

Method of travel to work

In Wantirna South 104 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Wantirna South'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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Wantirna South - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Train
8128.77.16827.56.3+130
Bus
1501.61.2931.01.3+57
Tram or Ferry
0--0.10--0.10
Taxi
0--0.10--0.10
Car - as driver
6,50569.471.16,27268.769.9+233
Car - as passenger
3914.24.14234.64.6-32
Truck
340.40.6620.70.8-28
Motorbike
30.00.3210.20.4-18
map this data in atlas.idBicycle60.10.3170.20.4-11
map this data in atlas.idWalked only981.11.01181.31.2-20
Other
921.00.9650.70.9+27
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4304.63.53543.93.0+76
Did not go to work
8018.69.08639.59.8-63
Not stated
410.40.71511.71.4-111

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, City of Knox: 7.1% Bus, City of Knox: 1.2% Tram or Ferry, City of Knox: 0.1% Taxi, City of Knox: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Knox: 71.1% Car - as passenger, City of Knox: 4.1% Truck, City of Knox: 0.6% Motorbike, City of Knox: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Knox: 0.3% Walked only, City of Knox: 1.0% Other, City of Knox: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Knox: 3.5% Did not go to work, City of Knox: 9.0% Not stated, City of Knox: 0.7% Train, Wantirna South: 8.7% Bus, Wantirna South: 1.6% Car - as driver, Wantirna South: 69.4% Car - as passenger, Wantirna South: 4.2% Truck, Wantirna South: 0.4% Motorbike, Wantirna South: 0.0% Bicycle, Wantirna South: 0.1% Walked only, Wantirna South: 1.1% Other, Wantirna South: 1.0% Worked at home, Wantirna South: 4.6% Did not go to work, Wantirna South: 8.6% Not stated, Wantirna South: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Wantirna South: +130 Bus, Wantirna South: +57 Tram or Ferry, Wantirna South: 0 Taxi, Wantirna South: 0 Car - as driver, Wantirna South: +233 Car - as passenger, Wantirna South: -32 Truck, Wantirna South: -28 Motorbike, Wantirna South: -18 Bicycle, Wantirna South: -11 Walked only, Wantirna South: -20 Other, Wantirna South: +27 Worked at home, Wantirna South: +76 Did not go to work, Wantirna South: -63 Not stated, Wantirna South: -111
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 962 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wantirna South, compared with 6,933 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 Wantirna South in 2016, compared to the City of Knox, shows that 10.3% used public transport, while 74.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.4% and 76.0% respectively in the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (8.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (4.6% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (69.4% compared to 71.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wantirna South increased by 240 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Wantirna South between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+233 persons)
  • Train (+130 persons)
  • Worked at home (+76 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-63 persons)

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