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Method of travel to work

In Melton 53 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Melton - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Train
2147.79.12207.07.9-6
Bus
30.10.8130.40.7-10
Tram or Ferry
0--0.10--0.10
Taxi
0--0.10--0.10
Car - as driver
1,99071.769.82,12767.269.0-137
Car - as passenger
1354.94.91976.25.4-62
Truck
281.00.9280.91.2-1
Motorbike
100.40.2100.30.30
map this data in atlas.idBicycle30.10.190.30.2-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only501.80.8852.70.8-35
Other
210.81.1331.00.9-12
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home491.82.7421.32.2+7
Did not go to work
2388.68.532610.39.2-88
Not stated
331.21.0712.31.9-38

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, City of Melton: 9.1% Bus, City of Melton: 0.8% Tram or Ferry, City of Melton: 0.1% Taxi, City of Melton: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Melton: 69.8% Car - as passenger, City of Melton: 4.9% Truck, City of Melton: 0.9% Motorbike, City of Melton: 0.2% Bicycle, City of Melton: 0.1% Walked only, City of Melton: 0.8% Other, City of Melton: 1.1% Worked at home, City of Melton: 2.7% Did not go to work, City of Melton: 8.5% Not stated, City of Melton: 1.0% Train, Melton: 7.7% Bus, Melton: 0.1% Car - as driver, Melton: 71.7% Car - as passenger, Melton: 4.9% Truck, Melton: 1.0% Motorbike, Melton: 0.4% Bicycle, Melton: 0.1% Walked only, Melton: 1.8% Other, Melton: 0.8% Worked at home, Melton: 1.8% Did not go to work, Melton: 8.6% Not stated, Melton: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Melton: -6 Bus, Melton: -10 Tram or Ferry, Melton: 0 Taxi, Melton: 0 Car - as driver, Melton: -137 Car - as passenger, Melton: -62 Truck, Melton: -1 Motorbike, Melton: 0 Bicycle, Melton: -6 Walked only, Melton: -35 Other, Melton: -12 Worked at home, Melton: +7 Did not go to work, Melton: -88 Not stated, Melton: -38
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 217 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Melton, compared with 2,163 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 in 2016, compared to City of Melton, shows that 7.8% used public transport, while 78.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.9% and 75.7% respectively in City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (71.7% compared to 69.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (1.8% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (7.7% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton decreased by 389 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Melton between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (-137 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-88 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-62 persons)

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