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Caroline Springs

Method of travel to work

In Caroline Springs 77 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Train
9189.14.15078.43.8+411
Bus
660.70.4410.70.3+25
Tram or Ferry
00.00.010.00.0-1
Taxi
100.10.1120.20.1-2
Car - as driver
7,00169.636.14,19069.435.8+2,811
Car - as passenger
5725.72.83535.83.1+219
Truck
690.70.6510.90.7+18
Motorbike
360.40.2190.30.2+17
map this data in atlas.idBicycle190.20.1200.30.1-1
map this data in atlas.idWalked only580.60.4330.50.5+25
Other
890.90.4470.80.4+42
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2612.61.21252.11.2+136
Did not go to work
7867.84.75148.55.0+272
Not stated
1791.81.01282.11.2+51

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 Melton: 4.1% Bus, City of Melton: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, City of Melton: 0.0% Taxi, City of Melton: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Melton: 36.1% Car - as passenger, City of Melton: 2.8% Truck, City of Melton: 0.6% Motorbike, City of Melton: 0.2% Bicycle, City of Melton: 0.1% Walked only, City of Melton: 0.4% Other, City of Melton: 0.4% Worked at home, City of Melton: 1.2% Did not go to work, City of Melton: 4.7% Not stated, City of Melton: 1.0% Train, Caroline Springs: 9.1% Bus, Caroline Springs: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Caroline Springs: 0.0% Taxi, Caroline Springs: 0.1% Car - as driver, Caroline Springs: 69.6% Car - as passenger, Caroline Springs: 5.7% Truck, Caroline Springs: 0.7% Motorbike, Caroline Springs: 0.4% Bicycle, Caroline Springs: 0.2% Walked only, Caroline Springs: 0.6% Other, Caroline Springs: 0.9% Worked at home, Caroline Springs: 2.6% Did not go to work, Caroline Springs: 7.8% Not stated, Caroline Springs: 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, Caroline Springs: +411 Bus, Caroline Springs: +25 Tram or Ferry, Caroline Springs: -1 Taxi, Caroline Springs: -2 Car - as driver, Caroline Springs: +2,811 Car - as passenger, Caroline Springs: +219 Truck, Caroline Springs: +18 Motorbike, Caroline Springs: +17 Bicycle, Caroline Springs: -1 Walked only, Caroline Springs: +25 Other, Caroline Springs: +42 Worked at home, Caroline Springs: +136 Did not go to work, Caroline Springs: +272 Not stated, Caroline Springs: +51
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 984 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Caroline Springs, compared with 7,678 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 Caroline Springs in 2011, compared to City of Melton, shows that 9.8% used public transport, while 76.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 4.5% and 39.7% respectively in City of Melton.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Caroline Springs and City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (69.6% compared to 36.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (9.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (7.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (5.7% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Caroline Springs increased by 4,025 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+2,811 persons)
  • Train (+411 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+272 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+219 persons)

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