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Method of travel to work

In the City of Melton 485 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Melton'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 Melton - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
3,9987.99.82,6457.28.4+1,353
Bus
3680.71.52010.51.2+167
Tram or Ferry
300.12.2230.12.0+7
Taxi
720.10.2410.10.2+31
Car - as driver
35,10869.359.725,19168.560.4+9,917
Car - as passenger
2,7505.44.32,1795.94.6+571
Truck
6171.20.75121.40.9+105
Motorbike
1570.30.41430.40.5+14
map this data in atlas.idBicycle770.21.3570.21.1+20
map this data in atlas.idWalked only4080.82.93190.93.0+89
Other
4190.81.02910.80.9+128
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,1312.23.68512.33.6+280
Did not go to work
4,5449.09.23,4939.510.0+1,051
Not stated
9671.91.58142.21.9+153

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 Melton: 7.9% Bus, City of Melton: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, City of Melton: 0.1% Taxi, City of Melton: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Melton: 69.3% Car - as passenger, City of Melton: 5.4% Truck, City of Melton: 1.2% Motorbike, City of Melton: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Melton: 0.2% Walked only, City of Melton: 0.8% Other, City of Melton: 0.8% Worked at home, City of Melton: 2.2% Did not go to work, City of Melton: 9.0% Not stated, City of Melton: 1.9%
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 Melton: +1,353 Bus, City of Melton: +167 Tram or Ferry, City of Melton: +7 Taxi, City of Melton: +31 Car - as driver, City of Melton: +9,917 Car - as passenger, City of Melton: +571 Truck, City of Melton: +105 Motorbike, City of Melton: +14 Bicycle, City of Melton: +20 Walked only, City of Melton: +89 Other, City of Melton: +128 Worked at home, City of Melton: +280 Did not go to work, City of Melton: +1,051 Not stated, City of Melton: +153
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 4,396 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Melton, compared with 38,632 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 Melton in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 8.7% used public transport, while 76.3% 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 Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (69.3% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.8% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (7.9% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Melton increased by 13,886 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+9,917 persons)
  • Train (+1,353 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+1,051 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+571 persons)

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