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Method of travel to work

In Melton South 47 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Melton South'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
Melton South - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Train
3489.87.93429.37.2+6
Bus
70.20.7180.50.5-11
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
90.30.100.00.1+9
Car - as driver
2,34866.269.32,35264.268.5-4
Car - as passenger
2105.95.42567.05.9-46
Truck
300.81.2551.51.4-25
Motorbike
50.10.3170.50.4-12
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.2120.30.2-12
map this data in atlas.idWalked only471.30.8451.20.9+2
Other
290.80.8330.90.8-4
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home581.62.2742.02.3-16
Did not go to work
36610.39.039810.99.5-32
Not stated
902.51.9641.72.2+26

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: 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% Train, Melton South: 9.8% Bus, Melton South: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, Melton South: 0.0% Taxi, Melton South: 0.3% Car - as driver, Melton South: 66.2% Car - as passenger, Melton South: 5.9% Truck, Melton South: 0.8% Motorbike, Melton South: 0.1% Bicycle, Melton South: 0.0% Walked only, Melton South: 1.3% Other, Melton South: 0.8% Worked at home, Melton South: 1.6% Did not go to work, Melton South: 10.3% Not stated, Melton South: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Melton South: +6 Bus, Melton South: -11 Tram or Ferry, Melton South: 0 Taxi, Melton South: +9 Car - as driver, Melton South: -4 Car - as passenger, Melton South: -46 Truck, Melton South: -25 Motorbike, Melton South: -12 Bicycle, Melton South: -12 Walked only, Melton South: +2 Other, Melton South: -4 Worked at home, Melton South: -16 Did not go to work, Melton South: -32 Not stated, Melton South: +26
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 355 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Melton South, compared with 2,593 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 Melton South in 2011, compared to the City of Melton, shows that 10.0% used public transport, while 73.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.7% and 76.3% respectively in the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (9.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.2% compared to 69.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton South decreased by 119 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Melton South between 2006 and 2011.

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