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Doncaster East

Method of travel to work

In Doncaster East 110 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Doncaster East'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 East - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Train
2942.43.33192.62.8-25
Bus
1,42611.47.58566.95.6+570
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1120.10.1-12
Taxi
00.00.130.00.1-3
Car - as driver
8,06364.665.68,19365.766.1-130
Car - as passenger
6435.24.76495.25.1-6
Truck
530.40.7990.80.9-45
Motorbike
70.10.3360.30.3-29
map this data in atlas.idBicycle200.20.3260.20.2-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only900.71.11491.21.1-59
Other
860.70.9940.80.8-8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5184.25.15244.25.1-6
Did not go to work
1,0928.88.91,26810.210.0-176
Not stated
1801.41.52462.01.9-66

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 East: 2.4% Bus, Doncaster East: 11.4% Tram or Ferry, Doncaster East: 0.0% Taxi, Doncaster East: 0.0% Car - as driver, Doncaster East: 64.6% Car - as passenger, Doncaster East: 5.2% Truck, Doncaster East: 0.4% Motorbike, Doncaster East: 0.1% Bicycle, Doncaster East: 0.2% Walked only, Doncaster East: 0.7% Other, Doncaster East: 0.7% Worked at home, Doncaster East: 4.2% Did not go to work, Doncaster East: 8.8% Not stated, Doncaster East: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Doncaster East: -25 Bus, Doncaster East: +570 Tram or Ferry, Doncaster East: -12 Taxi, Doncaster East: -3 Car - as driver, Doncaster East: -130 Car - as passenger, Doncaster East: -6 Truck, Doncaster East: -45 Motorbike, Doncaster East: -29 Bicycle, Doncaster East: -6 Walked only, Doncaster East: -59 Other, Doncaster East: -8 Worked at home, Doncaster East: -6 Did not go to work, Doncaster East: -176 Not stated, Doncaster East: -66
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 1,720 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Doncaster East, compared with 8,766 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 East in 2011, compared to City of Manningham, shows that 13.8% used public transport, while 70.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.9% and 71.3% respectively in City of Manningham.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Doncaster East and City of Manningham was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (11.4% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Doncaster East decreased by 1 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bus (+570 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-176 persons)
  • Car - as driver (-130 persons)
  • Walked only (-59 persons)

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