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Koonung Ward

Method of travel to work

In Koonung Ward 235 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Koonung 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
Koonung Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Train
3722.33.34542.92.8-82
Bus
2,07912.87.51,2597.95.6+820
Tram or Ferry
40.00.1250.20.1-21
Taxi
190.10.1220.10.1-3
Car - as driver
10,15362.565.610,30264.866.1-149
Car - as passenger
8425.24.78555.45.1-13
Truck
980.60.71090.70.9-11
Motorbike
120.10.3410.30.3-29
map this data in atlas.idBicycle230.10.3360.20.2-13
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2121.31.12251.41.1-13
Other
910.60.91330.80.8-42
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home7574.75.16434.05.1+114
Did not go to work
1,3538.38.91,5019.410.0-148
Not stated
2281.41.52901.81.9-62

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, Koonung Ward: 2.3% Bus, Koonung Ward: 12.8% Tram or Ferry, Koonung Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Koonung Ward: 0.1% Car - as driver, Koonung Ward: 62.5% Car - as passenger, Koonung Ward: 5.2% Truck, Koonung Ward: 0.6% Motorbike, Koonung Ward: 0.1% Bicycle, Koonung Ward: 0.1% Walked only, Koonung Ward: 1.3% Other, Koonung Ward: 0.6% Worked at home, Koonung Ward: 4.7% Did not go to work, Koonung Ward: 8.3% Not stated, Koonung Ward: 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, Koonung Ward: -82 Bus, Koonung Ward: +820 Tram or Ferry, Koonung Ward: -21 Taxi, Koonung Ward: -3 Car - as driver, Koonung Ward: -149 Car - as passenger, Koonung Ward: -13 Truck, Koonung Ward: -11 Motorbike, Koonung Ward: -29 Bicycle, Koonung Ward: -13 Walked only, Koonung Ward: -13 Other, Koonung Ward: -42 Worked at home, Koonung Ward: +114 Did not go to work, Koonung Ward: -148 Not stated, Koonung Ward: -62
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 2,455 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Koonung Ward, compared with 11,105 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 Koonung Ward in 2011, compared to City of Manningham, shows that 15.1% used public transport, while 68.4% 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 Koonung Ward and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (12.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.5% compared to 65.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Koonung Ward increased by 348 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bus (+820 persons)
  • Car - as driver (-149 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-148 persons)
  • Worked at home (+114 persons)

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