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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Method of travel to work

In Dandenong Foothills Policy Area 188 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Train
1,0236.96.38786.15.4+145
Bus
830.61.31220.81.1-39
Tram or Ferry
30.00.160.00.0-3
Taxi
90.10.1250.20.1-16
Car - as driver
10,36569.670.39,81767.969.6+548
Car - as passenger
6374.34.66554.54.6-18
Truck
1731.20.81951.31.1-22
Motorbike
450.30.4900.60.4-45
map this data in atlas.idBicycle420.30.4790.50.5-37
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1461.01.12241.51.2-78
Other
1060.70.8950.70.7+10
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5353.63.14693.23.2+66
Did not go to work
1,49710.09.41,52210.510.3-26
Not stated
2331.61.42912.01.8-57

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.9% Bus, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.6% Tram or Ferry, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.0% Taxi, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.1% Car - as driver, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 69.6% Car - as passenger, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 4.3% Truck, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.2% Motorbike, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.3% Bicycle, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.3% Walked only, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.0% Other, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.7% Worked at home, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 3.6% Did not go to work, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 10.0% Not stated, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.6%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +145 Bus, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -39 Tram or Ferry, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -3 Taxi, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -16 Car - as driver, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +548 Car - as passenger, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -18 Truck, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -22 Motorbike, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -45 Bicycle, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -37 Walked only, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -78 Other, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +10 Worked at home, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +66 Did not go to work, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -26 Not stated, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -57
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 1,109 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, compared with 11,220 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011, compared to the City of Knox, shows that 7.4% used public transport, while 75.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.7% and 76.1% respectively in the City of Knox.

There were no major differences between Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and City of Knox in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area increased by 425 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+548 persons)
  • Train (+145 persons)
  • Walked only (-78 persons)
  • Worked at home (+66 persons)

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