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Wantirna South

Method of travel to work

In Wantirna South 121 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Wantirna South - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Train
6687.46.36016.75.4+67
Bus
911.01.31201.31.1-29
Tram or Ferry
00.00.160.10.0-6
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
6,20368.970.36,08767.869.6+116
Car - as passenger
4324.84.64615.14.6-29
Truck
630.70.8750.81.1-12
Motorbike
240.30.4120.10.4+12
map this data in atlas.idBicycle170.20.4280.30.5-11
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1041.21.11021.11.2+2
Other
760.80.8660.70.7+10
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3624.03.13303.73.2+32
Did not go to work
8008.99.493810.410.3-138
Not stated
1591.81.41571.71.8+2

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, Wantirna South: 7.4% Bus, Wantirna South: 1.0% Tram or Ferry, Wantirna South: 0.0% Taxi, Wantirna South: 0.0% Car - as driver, Wantirna South: 68.9% Car - as passenger, Wantirna South: 4.8% Truck, Wantirna South: 0.7% Motorbike, Wantirna South: 0.3% Bicycle, Wantirna South: 0.2% Walked only, Wantirna South: 1.2% Other, Wantirna South: 0.8% Worked at home, Wantirna South: 4.0% Did not go to work, Wantirna South: 8.9% Not stated, Wantirna South: 1.8%
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, Wantirna South: +67 Bus, Wantirna South: -29 Tram or Ferry, Wantirna South: -6 Taxi, Wantirna South: 0 Car - as driver, Wantirna South: +116 Car - as passenger, Wantirna South: -29 Truck, Wantirna South: -12 Motorbike, Wantirna South: +12 Bicycle, Wantirna South: -11 Walked only, Wantirna South: +2 Other, Wantirna South: +10 Worked at home, Wantirna South: +32 Did not go to work, Wantirna South: -138 Not stated, Wantirna South: +2
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 759 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wantirna South, compared with 6,722 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 2011, compared to the City of Knox, shows that 8.4% used public transport, while 74.7% 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 Wantirna South and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (7.4% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.9% compared to 70.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wantirna South increased by 16 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Did not go to work (-138 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+116 persons)
  • Train (+67 persons)

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