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Heide Ward

Method of travel to work

In Heide Ward 144 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Heide Ward'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
Heide Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Train
3642.13.33822.22.8-18
Bus
1,5768.97.51,0706.15.6+506
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1160.10.1-16
Taxi
100.10.1320.20.1-22
Car - as driver
11,72966.365.611,75667.066.1-27
Car - as passenger
9035.14.79385.35.1-35
Truck
630.40.71400.80.9-77
Motorbike
360.20.3410.20.3-5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle160.10.3250.10.2-9
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1280.71.11640.91.1-36
Other
990.60.91330.80.8-34
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home9095.15.18344.85.1+75
Did not go to work
1,5408.78.91,6659.510.0-125
Not stated
3101.81.53452.01.9-35

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, Heide Ward: 2.1% Bus, Heide Ward: 8.9% Tram or Ferry, Heide Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Heide Ward: 0.1% Car - as driver, Heide Ward: 66.3% Car - as passenger, Heide Ward: 5.1% Truck, Heide Ward: 0.4% Motorbike, Heide Ward: 0.2% Bicycle, Heide Ward: 0.1% Walked only, Heide Ward: 0.7% Other, Heide Ward: 0.6% Worked at home, Heide Ward: 5.1% Did not go to work, Heide Ward: 8.7% Not stated, Heide Ward: 1.8%
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, Heide Ward: -18 Bus, Heide Ward: +506 Tram or Ferry, Heide Ward: -16 Taxi, Heide Ward: -22 Car - as driver, Heide Ward: -27 Car - as passenger, Heide Ward: -35 Truck, Heide Ward: -77 Motorbike, Heide Ward: -5 Bicycle, Heide Ward: -9 Walked only, Heide Ward: -36 Other, Heide Ward: -34 Worked at home, Heide Ward: +75 Did not go to work, Heide Ward: -125 Not stated, Heide Ward: -35
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 1,940 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Heide Ward, compared with 12,731 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 Heide Ward in 2011, compared to City of Manningham, shows that 11.0% used public transport, while 72.0% 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 Heide Ward and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (8.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (2.1% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Heide Ward increased by 138 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bus (+506 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-125 persons)
  • Truck (-77 persons)
  • Worked at home (+75 persons)

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