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Method of travel to work

In the City of Manningham 714 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Manningham'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
City of Manningham - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
1,7133.39.81,4522.88.4+261
Bus
3,9567.51.52,9155.61.2+1,041
Tram or Ferry
440.12.2500.12.0-6
Taxi
690.10.2660.10.2+3
Car - as driver
34,55665.659.734,46966.160.4+87
Car - as passenger
2,4974.74.32,6805.14.6-183
Truck
3650.70.74700.90.9-105
Motorbike
1390.30.41490.30.5-10
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1520.31.31190.21.1+33
map this data in atlas.idWalked only5621.12.95601.13.0+2
Other
4570.91.04210.80.9+36
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2,7045.13.62,6405.13.6+64
Did not go to work
4,6608.99.25,19210.010.0-532
Not stated
7791.51.59781.91.9-199

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% 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%
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, City of Manningham: +261 Bus, City of Manningham: +1,041 Tram or Ferry, City of Manningham: -6 Taxi, City of Manningham: +3 Car - as driver, City of Manningham: +87 Car - as passenger, City of Manningham: -183 Truck, City of Manningham: -105 Motorbike, City of Manningham: -10 Bicycle, City of Manningham: +33 Walked only, City of Manningham: +2 Other, City of Manningham: +36 Worked at home, City of Manningham: +64 Did not go to work, City of Manningham: -532 Not stated, City of Manningham: -199
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 5,713 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Manningham, compared with 37,557 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 the City of Manningham in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 10.9% used public transport, while 71.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Manningham and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (7.5% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.6% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.1% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Manningham increased by 492 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bus (+1,041 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-532 persons)
  • Train (+261 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-183 persons)

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