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Method of travel to work

In Melton West 44 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Melton West'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 West - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Train
4847.37.92955.97.2+189
Bus
250.40.7320.60.5-7
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
4,56869.169.33,47469.668.5+1,095
Car - as passenger
3805.85.43126.35.9+68
Truck
881.31.2751.51.4+13
Motorbike
110.20.3130.30.4-2
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.200.00.20
map this data in atlas.idWalked only440.70.8360.70.9+8
Other
230.40.8380.80.8-15
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1121.72.21192.42.3-7
Did not go to work
68510.49.04969.99.5+189
Not stated
1862.81.91022.02.2+84

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 West: 7.3% Bus, Melton West: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, Melton West: 0.0% Taxi, Melton West: 0.0% Car - as driver, Melton West: 69.1% Car - as passenger, Melton West: 5.8% Truck, Melton West: 1.3% Motorbike, Melton West: 0.2% Bicycle, Melton West: 0.0% Walked only, Melton West: 0.7% Other, Melton West: 0.4% Worked at home, Melton West: 1.7% Did not go to work, Melton West: 10.4% Not stated, Melton West: 2.8%
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, Melton West: +189 Bus, Melton West: -7 Tram or Ferry, Melton West: 0 Taxi, Melton West: 0 Car - as driver, Melton West: +1,095 Car - as passenger, Melton West: +68 Truck, Melton West: +13 Motorbike, Melton West: -2 Bicycle, Melton West: 0 Walked only, Melton West: +8 Other, Melton West: -15 Worked at home, Melton West: -7 Did not go to work, Melton West: +189 Not stated, Melton West: +84
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 509 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Melton West, compared with 5,047 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 West in 2011, compared to the City of Melton, shows that 7.7% used public transport, while 76.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.7% and 76.3% respectively in the City of Melton.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Melton West and the City of Melton was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.4% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton West increased by 1,616 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,095 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+189 persons)
  • Train (+189 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+68 persons)

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