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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Method of travel to work

In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) 157 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'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
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Train
2172.63.32262.82.8-9
Bus
1,04812.67.56658.25.6+383
Tram or Ferry
10.00.1160.20.1-15
Taxi
190.20.1150.20.1+4
Car - as driver
5,11661.565.65,23164.566.1-115
Car - as passenger
4104.94.74505.55.1-40
Truck
600.70.7460.60.9+14
Motorbike
90.10.3160.20.3-6
map this data in atlas.idBicycle80.10.3150.20.2-7
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1491.81.11141.41.1+35
Other
480.60.9570.70.8-9
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3904.75.13774.75.1+12
Did not go to work
7248.78.97439.210.0-19
Not stated
1261.51.51431.81.9-16

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 Manningham: 3.3% Bus, City of Manningham: 7.5% Tram or Ferry, City of Manningham: 0.1% Taxi, City of Manningham: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Manningham: 65.6% Car - as passenger, City of Manningham: 4.7% Truck, City of Manningham: 0.7% Motorbike, City of Manningham: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Manningham: 0.3% Walked only, City of Manningham: 1.1% Other, City of Manningham: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Manningham: 5.1% Did not go to work, City of Manningham: 8.9% Not stated, City of Manningham: 1.5% Train, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.6% Bus, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 12.6% Tram or Ferry, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.0% Taxi, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.2% Car - as driver, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 61.5% Car - as passenger, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 4.9% Truck, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.7% Motorbike, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.1% Bicycle, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.1% Walked only, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.8% Other, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.6% Worked at home, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 4.7% Did not go to work, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 8.7% Not stated, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.5%
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, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -9 Bus, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +383 Tram or Ferry, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -15 Taxi, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +4 Car - as driver, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -115 Car - as passenger, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -40 Truck, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +14 Motorbike, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -6 Bicycle, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -7 Walked only, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +35 Other, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -9 Worked at home, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +12 Did not go to work, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -19 Not stated, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -16
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 1,266 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), compared with 5,595 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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2011, compared to City of Manningham, shows that 15.2% used public transport, while 67.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.9% and 71.3% respectively in City of Manningham.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (12.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.5% compared to 65.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) increased by 209 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Bus (+383 persons)
  • Car - as driver (-115 persons)

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