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Rural Balance

Method of travel to work

In Rural Balance 27 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Rural Balance'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
Rural Balance - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Train
352.07.9403.07.2-5
Bus
00.00.760.40.5-6
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
1,18168.369.385263.568.5+329
Car - as passenger
1076.25.4805.95.9+27
Truck
724.21.2624.71.4+10
Motorbike
40.20.350.40.4-1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.200.00.20
map this data in atlas.idWalked only271.60.8241.80.9+4
Other
191.10.8141.10.8+5
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home784.52.21067.92.3-28
Did not go to work
1468.59.01279.59.5+19
Not stated
593.41.9261.92.2+34

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, Rural Balance: 2.0% Bus, Rural Balance: 0.0% Tram or Ferry, Rural Balance: 0.0% Taxi, Rural Balance: 0.0% Car - as driver, Rural Balance: 68.3% Car - as passenger, Rural Balance: 6.2% Truck, Rural Balance: 4.2% Motorbike, Rural Balance: 0.2% Bicycle, Rural Balance: 0.0% Walked only, Rural Balance: 1.6% Other, Rural Balance: 1.1% Worked at home, Rural Balance: 4.5% Did not go to work, Rural Balance: 8.5% Not stated, Rural Balance: 3.4%
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, Rural Balance: -5 Bus, Rural Balance: -6 Tram or Ferry, Rural Balance: 0 Taxi, Rural Balance: 0 Car - as driver, Rural Balance: +329 Car - as passenger, Rural Balance: +27 Truck, Rural Balance: +10 Motorbike, Rural Balance: -1 Bicycle, Rural Balance: 0 Walked only, Rural Balance: +4 Other, Rural Balance: +5 Worked at home, Rural Balance: -28 Did not go to work, Rural Balance: +19 Not stated, Rural Balance: +34
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 35 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Rural Balance, compared with 1,364 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 Rural Balance in 2011, compared to the City of Melton, shows that 2.0% used public transport, while 78.9% 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 Rural Balance and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by truck (4.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (4.5% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (2.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.3% compared to 69.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rural Balance increased by 387 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Rural Balance between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+329 persons)

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