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Method of travel to work

In Melton East 119 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Melton East'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 East - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Train
2,5189.27.91,4438.07.2+1,075
Bus
1420.50.7970.50.5+45
Tram or Ferry
00.00.160.00.1-6
Taxi
450.20.1280.20.1+17
Car - as driver
19,20370.269.312,52169.768.5+6,682
Car - as passenger
1,4055.15.49745.45.9+431
Truck
3151.21.22031.11.4+112
Motorbike
760.30.3620.30.4+14
map this data in atlas.idBicycle220.10.2230.10.2-1
map this data in atlas.idWalked only970.40.8820.50.9+15
Other
2260.80.81470.80.8+79
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5862.12.23642.02.3+222
Did not go to work
2,2208.19.01,5958.99.5+625
Not stated
5241.91.94082.32.2+116

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 East: 9.2% Bus, Melton East: 0.5% Tram or Ferry, Melton East: 0.0% Taxi, Melton East: 0.2% Car - as driver, Melton East: 70.2% Car - as passenger, Melton East: 5.1% Truck, Melton East: 1.2% Motorbike, Melton East: 0.3% Bicycle, Melton East: 0.1% Walked only, Melton East: 0.4% Other, Melton East: 0.8% Worked at home, Melton East: 2.1% Did not go to work, Melton East: 8.1% Not stated, Melton East: 1.9%
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 East: +1,075 Bus, Melton East: +45 Tram or Ferry, Melton East: -6 Taxi, Melton East: +17 Car - as driver, Melton East: +6,682 Car - as passenger, Melton East: +431 Truck, Melton East: +112 Motorbike, Melton East: +14 Bicycle, Melton East: -1 Walked only, Melton East: +15 Other, Melton East: +79 Worked at home, Melton East: +222 Did not go to work, Melton East: +625 Not stated, Melton East: +116
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 2,660 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Melton East, compared with 20,999 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 East in 2011, compared to the City of Melton, shows that 9.7% used public transport, while 76.7% 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 East and the City of Melton was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (9.2% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton East increased by 9,421 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+6,682 persons)
  • Train (+1,075 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+625 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+431 persons)

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