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Method of travel to work

In Melton Township 218 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Melton Township'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 Township - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Train
1,5987.87.91,0986.77.2+500
Bus
510.20.7710.40.5-20
Tram or Ferry
00.00.160.00.1-6
Taxi
170.10.190.10.1+8
Car - as driver
14,06168.569.311,13967.668.5+2,923
Car - as passenger
1,2055.95.41,0856.65.9+120
Truck
2621.31.22301.41.4+31
Motorbike
560.30.3560.30.40
map this data in atlas.idBicycle90.00.2370.20.2-28
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2091.00.81961.20.9+12
Other
1490.70.81430.90.8+5
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3541.72.23562.22.3-2
Did not go to work
2,05910.09.01,70610.49.5+353
Not stated
4902.41.93492.12.2+141

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 Township: 7.8% Bus, Melton Township: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, Melton Township: 0.0% Taxi, Melton Township: 0.1% Car - as driver, Melton Township: 68.5% Car - as passenger, Melton Township: 5.9% Truck, Melton Township: 1.3% Motorbike, Melton Township: 0.3% Bicycle, Melton Township: 0.0% Walked only, Melton Township: 1.0% Other, Melton Township: 0.7% Worked at home, Melton Township: 1.7% Did not go to work, Melton Township: 10.0% Not stated, Melton Township: 2.4%
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 Township: +500 Bus, Melton Township: -20 Tram or Ferry, Melton Township: -6 Taxi, Melton Township: +8 Car - as driver, Melton Township: +2,923 Car - as passenger, Melton Township: +120 Truck, Melton Township: +31 Motorbike, Melton Township: 0 Bicycle, Melton Township: -28 Walked only, Melton Township: +12 Other, Melton Township: +5 Worked at home, Melton Township: -2 Did not go to work, Melton Township: +353 Not stated, Melton Township: +141
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 1,649 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Melton Township, compared with 15,584 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 Township in 2011, compared to the City of Melton, shows that 8.0% used public transport, while 76.0% 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 Township and the City of Melton was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton Township increased by 4,037 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+2,923 persons)
  • Train (+500 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+353 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+120 persons)

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