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Method of travel to work

In Rowville 122 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Rowville'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
Rowville - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Train
9055.16.36673.95.4+237
Bus
1370.81.31691.01.1-32
Tram or Ferry
00.00.160.00.0-6
Taxi
00.00.1200.10.1-20
Car - as driver
12,95773.070.312,51772.969.6+440
Car - as passenger
8885.04.67544.44.6+134
Truck
1140.60.81420.81.1-27
Motorbike
510.30.4650.40.4-14
map this data in atlas.idBicycle290.20.4530.30.5-24
map this data in atlas.idWalked only930.51.11450.81.2-52
Other
720.40.81010.60.7-29
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5483.13.15753.43.2-27
Did not go to work
1,6439.39.41,6609.710.3-16
Not stated
3061.71.42951.71.8+11

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, Rowville: 5.1% Bus, Rowville: 0.8% Tram or Ferry, Rowville: 0.0% Taxi, Rowville: 0.0% Car - as driver, Rowville: 73.0% Car - as passenger, Rowville: 5.0% Truck, Rowville: 0.6% Motorbike, Rowville: 0.3% Bicycle, Rowville: 0.2% Walked only, Rowville: 0.5% Other, Rowville: 0.4% Worked at home, Rowville: 3.1% Did not go to work, Rowville: 9.3% Not stated, Rowville: 1.7%
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, Rowville: +237 Bus, Rowville: -32 Tram or Ferry, Rowville: -6 Taxi, Rowville: -20 Car - as driver, Rowville: +440 Car - as passenger, Rowville: +134 Truck, Rowville: -27 Motorbike, Rowville: -14 Bicycle, Rowville: -24 Walked only, Rowville: -52 Other, Rowville: -29 Worked at home, Rowville: -27 Did not go to work, Rowville: -16 Not stated, Rowville: +11
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 1,042 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Rowville, compared with 14,010 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 Rowville in 2011, compared to the City of Knox, shows that 5.9% used public transport, while 79.0% 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 Rowville and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (73.0% compared to 70.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (5.1% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rowville increased by 576 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+440 persons)
  • Train (+237 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+134 persons)
  • Walked only (-52 persons)

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