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Method of travel to work

In Bedford Park 99 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Train
00.03.470.83.3-7
Bus
709.15.2748.95.6-4
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
00.00.200.00.20
Car - as driver
30739.862.034841.961.5-41
Car - as passenger
324.14.8303.64.9+2
Truck
50.60.481.00.5-3
Motorbike
40.50.630.40.6+1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle121.61.8111.31.7+1
map this data in atlas.idWalked only8711.32.28710.52.30
Other
111.41.240.50.9+7
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home233.04.3182.24.2+5
Did not go to work
21628.012.622427.012.9-8
Not stated
50.61.1172.01.4-12

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 Mitcham: 3.4% Bus, City of Mitcham: 5.2% Tram or Ferry, City of Mitcham: 0.1% Taxi, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Mitcham: 62.0% Car - as passenger, City of Mitcham: 4.8% Truck, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Motorbike, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Bicycle, City of Mitcham: 1.8% Walked only, City of Mitcham: 2.2% Other, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Worked at home, City of Mitcham: 4.3% Did not go to work, City of Mitcham: 12.6% Not stated, City of Mitcham: 1.1% Train, Bedford Park: 0.0% Bus, Bedford Park: 9.1% Tram or Ferry, Bedford Park: 0.0% Taxi, Bedford Park: 0.0% Car - as driver, Bedford Park: 39.8% Car - as passenger, Bedford Park: 4.1% Truck, Bedford Park: 0.6% Motorbike, Bedford Park: 0.5% Bicycle, Bedford Park: 1.6% Walked only, Bedford Park: 11.3% Other, Bedford Park: 1.4% Worked at home, Bedford Park: 3.0% Did not go to work, Bedford Park: 28.0% Not stated, Bedford Park: 0.6%
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, Bedford Park: -7 Bus, Bedford Park: -4 Tram or Ferry, Bedford Park: 0 Taxi, Bedford Park: 0 Car - as driver, Bedford Park: -41 Car - as passenger, Bedford Park: +2 Truck, Bedford Park: -3 Motorbike, Bedford Park: +1 Bicycle, Bedford Park: +1 Walked only, Bedford Park: 0 Other, Bedford Park: +7 Worked at home, Bedford Park: +5 Did not go to work, Bedford Park: -8 Not stated, Bedford Park: -12
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 70 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bedford Park, compared with 348 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 Bedford Park in 2011, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 9.1% used public transport, while 45.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.7% and 67.8% respectively in the City of Mitcham.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (28.0% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (11.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (9.1% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (39.8% compared to 62.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bedford Park decreased by 59 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Bedford Park between 2006 and 2011.

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