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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Method of travel to work

In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) 229 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Train
3513.93.92342.83.3+117
Bus
1,10312.38.91,03112.37.4+73
Tram or Ferry
0--0.100.00.1-1
Taxi
120.10.1280.30.2-15
Car - as driver
5,50161.464.35,12261.165.2+379
Car - as passenger
4044.54.34004.84.7+4
Truck
180.20.5600.70.7-42
Motorbike
170.20.3100.10.3+6
map this data in atlas.idBicycle120.10.270.10.3+5
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2172.41.31702.01.2+47
Other
991.11.1400.50.9+59
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4535.15.83844.65.1+69
Did not go to work
7168.08.57609.19.2-44
Not stated
570.60.71311.61.5-74

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 Manningham: 3.9% Bus, City of Manningham: 8.9% Tram or Ferry, City of Manningham: 0.1% Taxi, City of Manningham: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Manningham: 64.3% Car - as passenger, City of Manningham: 4.3% Truck, City of Manningham: 0.5% Motorbike, City of Manningham: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Manningham: 0.2% Walked only, City of Manningham: 1.3% Other, City of Manningham: 1.1% Worked at home, City of Manningham: 5.8% Did not go to work, City of Manningham: 8.5% Not stated, City of Manningham: 0.7% Train, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 3.9% Bus, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 12.3% Taxi, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.1% Car - as driver, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 61.4% Car - as passenger, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 4.5% Truck, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.2% Motorbike, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.2% Bicycle, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.1% Walked only, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.4% Other, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.1% Worked at home, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 5.1% Did not go to work, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 8.0% Not stated, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 0.6%
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, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +117 Bus, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +73 Tram or Ferry, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -1 Taxi, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -15 Car - as driver, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +379 Car - as passenger, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +4 Truck, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -42 Motorbike, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +6 Bicycle, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +5 Walked only, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +47 Other, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +59 Worked at home, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +69 Did not go to work, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -44 Not stated, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -74
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 1,454 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), compared with 5,940 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 2016, compared to City of Manningham, shows that 16.2% used public transport, while 66.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.8% and 69.4% 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 (12.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (2.4% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.4% compared to 64.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) increased by 584 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+379 persons)
  • Train (+117 persons)
  • Bus (+73 persons)
  • Worked at home (+69 persons)

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