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Method of travel to work

In Lower Mitcham 39 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Lower Mitcham'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
Lower Mitcham - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Train
514.83.4636.33.3-11
Bus
595.65.2363.65.6+23
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
00.00.230.30.2-3
Car - as driver
63159.362.062562.761.5+6
Car - as passenger
464.34.8383.84.9+9
Truck
00.00.400.00.50
Motorbike
262.40.630.30.6+23
map this data in atlas.idBicycle302.81.8232.31.7+7
map this data in atlas.idWalked only90.92.2181.82.3-9
Other
60.61.230.30.9+3
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home454.34.3444.44.2+2
Did not go to work
15014.112.612812.912.9+22
Not stated
90.81.1131.31.4-4

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, Lower Mitcham: 4.8% Bus, Lower Mitcham: 5.6% Tram or Ferry, Lower Mitcham: 0.0% Taxi, Lower Mitcham: 0.0% Car - as driver, Lower Mitcham: 59.3% Car - as passenger, Lower Mitcham: 4.3% Truck, Lower Mitcham: 0.0% Motorbike, Lower Mitcham: 2.4% Bicycle, Lower Mitcham: 2.8% Walked only, Lower Mitcham: 0.9% Other, Lower Mitcham: 0.6% Worked at home, Lower Mitcham: 4.3% Did not go to work, Lower Mitcham: 14.1% Not stated, Lower Mitcham: 0.8%
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, Lower Mitcham: -11 Bus, Lower Mitcham: +23 Tram or Ferry, Lower Mitcham: 0 Taxi, Lower Mitcham: -3 Car - as driver, Lower Mitcham: +6 Car - as passenger, Lower Mitcham: +9 Truck, Lower Mitcham: 0 Motorbike, Lower Mitcham: +23 Bicycle, Lower Mitcham: +7 Walked only, Lower Mitcham: -9 Other, Lower Mitcham: +3 Worked at home, Lower Mitcham: +2 Did not go to work, Lower Mitcham: +22 Not stated, Lower Mitcham: -4
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 110 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Lower Mitcham, compared with 703 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 Lower Mitcham in 2011, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 10.4% used public transport, while 66.1% 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 Lower Mitcham and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by motorbike (2.4% compared to 0.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (14.1% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (4.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.3% compared to 62.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Lower Mitcham increased by 68 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Lower Mitcham between 2006 and 2011.

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