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Eden Hills

Method of travel to work

In Eden Hills 45 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Eden Hills'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
Eden Hills - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Train
1147.83.41198.33.3-5
Bus
251.75.2463.25.6-21
Tram or Ferry
40.30.100.00.1+4
Taxi
00.00.200.00.20
Car - as driver
89961.362.086660.761.5+33
Car - as passenger
674.64.8553.94.9+12
Truck
120.80.490.60.5+3
Motorbike
141.00.6120.80.6+2
map this data in atlas.idBicycle352.41.8161.11.7+19
map this data in atlas.idWalked only100.72.2151.12.3-5
Other
221.51.2171.20.9+5
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home694.74.3624.34.2+7
Did not go to work
18212.412.618813.212.9-6
Not stated
141.01.1211.51.4-7

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, Eden Hills: 7.8% Bus, Eden Hills: 1.7% Tram or Ferry, Eden Hills: 0.3% Taxi, Eden Hills: 0.0% Car - as driver, Eden Hills: 61.3% Car - as passenger, Eden Hills: 4.6% Truck, Eden Hills: 0.8% Motorbike, Eden Hills: 1.0% Bicycle, Eden Hills: 2.4% Walked only, Eden Hills: 0.7% Other, Eden Hills: 1.5% Worked at home, Eden Hills: 4.7% Did not go to work, Eden Hills: 12.4% Not stated, Eden Hills: 1.0%
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, Eden Hills: -5 Bus, Eden Hills: -21 Tram or Ferry, Eden Hills: +4 Taxi, Eden Hills: 0 Car - as driver, Eden Hills: +33 Car - as passenger, Eden Hills: +12 Truck, Eden Hills: +3 Motorbike, Eden Hills: +2 Bicycle, Eden Hills: +19 Walked only, Eden Hills: -5 Other, Eden Hills: +5 Worked at home, Eden Hills: +7 Did not go to work, Eden Hills: -6 Not stated, Eden Hills: -7
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 143 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Eden Hills, compared with 992 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 Eden Hills in 2011, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 9.7% used public transport, while 67.6% 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 Eden Hills and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (7.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.7% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Eden Hills increased by 42 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Eden Hills between 2006 and 2011.

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