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Templestowe Lower

Method of travel to work

In Templestowe Lower 35 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Templestowe Lower'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
Templestowe Lower - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Train
1352.33.91051.73.3+30
Bus
65011.18.962910.47.4+21
Tram or Ferry
0--0.100.00.10
Taxi
10.00.130.00.2-2
Car - as driver
3,80865.064.33,92765.165.2-119
Car - as passenger
2624.54.32924.94.7-30
Truck
170.30.5220.40.7-5
Motorbike
120.20.3200.30.3-9
map this data in atlas.idBicycle0--0.20--0.30
map this data in atlas.idWalked only350.61.3410.71.2-5
Other
751.31.1530.90.9+22
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3135.45.82764.65.1+37
Did not go to work
5138.88.55769.59.2-63
Not stated
300.50.7861.41.5-56

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, Templestowe Lower: 2.3% Bus, Templestowe Lower: 11.1% Taxi, Templestowe Lower: 0.0% Car - as driver, Templestowe Lower: 65.0% Car - as passenger, Templestowe Lower: 4.5% Truck, Templestowe Lower: 0.3% Motorbike, Templestowe Lower: 0.2% Walked only, Templestowe Lower: 0.6% Other, Templestowe Lower: 1.3% Worked at home, Templestowe Lower: 5.4% Did not go to work, Templestowe Lower: 8.8% Not stated, Templestowe Lower: 0.5%
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, Templestowe Lower: +30 Bus, Templestowe Lower: +21 Tram or Ferry, Templestowe Lower: 0 Taxi, Templestowe Lower: -2 Car - as driver, Templestowe Lower: -119 Car - as passenger, Templestowe Lower: -30 Truck, Templestowe Lower: -5 Motorbike, Templestowe Lower: -9 Bicycle, Templestowe Lower: 0 Walked only, Templestowe Lower: -5 Other, Templestowe Lower: +22 Worked at home, Templestowe Lower: +37 Did not go to work, Templestowe Lower: -63 Not stated, Templestowe Lower: -56
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 785 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Templestowe Lower, compared with 4,099 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 Templestowe Lower in 2016, compared to City of Manningham, shows that 13.4% used public transport, while 70.0% 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 Templestowe Lower and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (11.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (2.3% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Templestowe Lower decreased by 179 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Templestowe Lower between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (-119 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-63 persons)

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