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In Donvale 51 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Donvale'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
Donvale - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Train
3575.93.32704.62.8+87
Bus
2203.67.51632.75.6+57
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1110.20.1-11
Taxi
00.00.190.20.1-9
Car - as driver
4,00866.365.63,94566.666.1+63
Car - as passenger
2814.74.72764.75.1+5
Truck
410.70.7721.20.9-31
Motorbike
100.20.3100.20.30
map this data in atlas.idBicycle130.20.3170.30.2-4
map this data in atlas.idWalked only380.61.1510.91.1-13
Other
420.70.9550.90.8-13
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4036.75.13085.25.1+95
Did not go to work
5599.28.962610.610.0-67
Not stated
721.21.51121.91.9-40

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, Donvale: 5.9% Bus, Donvale: 3.6% Tram or Ferry, Donvale: 0.0% Taxi, Donvale: 0.0% Car - as driver, Donvale: 66.3% Car - as passenger, Donvale: 4.7% Truck, Donvale: 0.7% Motorbike, Donvale: 0.2% Bicycle, Donvale: 0.2% Walked only, Donvale: 0.6% Other, Donvale: 0.7% Worked at home, Donvale: 6.7% Did not go to work, Donvale: 9.2% Not stated, Donvale: 1.2%
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, Donvale: +87 Bus, Donvale: +57 Tram or Ferry, Donvale: -11 Taxi, Donvale: -9 Car - as driver, Donvale: +63 Car - as passenger, Donvale: +5 Truck, Donvale: -31 Motorbike, Donvale: 0 Bicycle, Donvale: -4 Walked only, Donvale: -13 Other, Donvale: -13 Worked at home, Donvale: +95 Did not go to work, Donvale: -67 Not stated, Donvale: -40
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 577 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Donvale, compared with 4,340 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 Donvale in 2011, compared to City of Manningham, shows that 9.5% used public transport, while 71.8% 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 Donvale and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (5.9% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (6.7% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (3.6% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Donvale increased by 119 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Worked at home (+95 persons)
  • Train (+87 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-67 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+63 persons)

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