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Templestowe Lower

Method of travel to work

In Templestowe Lower 27 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Templestowe Lower - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Train
971.63.31061.82.8-10
Bus
62510.47.54387.35.6+187
Tram or Ferry
00.00.140.10.1-4
Taxi
00.00.1100.20.1-10
Car - as driver
3,93365.765.64,02667.166.1-93
Car - as passenger
2854.84.73095.25.1-25
Truck
240.40.7510.80.9-26
Motorbike
210.30.3160.30.3+5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.370.10.2-7
map this data in atlas.idWalked only270.51.1611.01.1-34
Other
320.50.9410.70.8-9
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2904.85.12474.15.1+43
Did not go to work
5659.48.95669.410.00
Not stated
861.41.51151.91.9-29

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, Templestowe Lower: 1.6% Bus, Templestowe Lower: 10.4% Tram or Ferry, Templestowe Lower: 0.0% Taxi, Templestowe Lower: 0.0% Car - as driver, Templestowe Lower: 65.7% Car - as passenger, Templestowe Lower: 4.8% Truck, Templestowe Lower: 0.4% Motorbike, Templestowe Lower: 0.3% Bicycle, Templestowe Lower: 0.0% Walked only, Templestowe Lower: 0.5% Other, Templestowe Lower: 0.5% Worked at home, Templestowe Lower: 4.8% Did not go to work, Templestowe Lower: 9.4% Not stated, Templestowe Lower: 1.4%
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, Templestowe Lower: -10 Bus, Templestowe Lower: +187 Tram or Ferry, Templestowe Lower: -4 Taxi, Templestowe Lower: -10 Car - as driver, Templestowe Lower: -93 Car - as passenger, Templestowe Lower: -25 Truck, Templestowe Lower: -26 Motorbike, Templestowe Lower: +5 Bicycle, Templestowe Lower: -7 Walked only, Templestowe Lower: -34 Other, Templestowe Lower: -9 Worked at home, Templestowe Lower: +43 Did not go to work, Templestowe Lower: 0 Not stated, Templestowe Lower: -29
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 722 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Templestowe Lower, compared with 4,263 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 2011, compared to City of Manningham, shows that 12.1% used public transport, while 71.2% 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 Templestowe Lower and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (10.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (1.6% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Templestowe Lower decreased by 13 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bus (+187 persons)
  • Car - as driver (-93 persons)

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