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Melrose Park

Method of travel to work

In Melrose Park 43 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Melrose 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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Melrose Park - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Train
40.43.530.33.3+1
Bus
828.35.1959.15.2-13
Tram or Ferry
30.30.20--0.1+3
Taxi
0--0.20--0.20
Car - as driver
63964.463.360057.461.5+39
Car - as passenger
414.14.3625.94.8-21
Truck
50.50.330.30.4+2
Motorbike
0--0.5161.50.6-16
map this data in atlas.idBicycle262.61.9343.31.8-8
map this data in atlas.idWalked only171.72.0333.22.5-16
Other
383.81.4383.61.40
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home333.34.9171.64.3+16
Did not go to work
10410.511.613012.412.7-26
Not stated
0--0.6141.31.1-14

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Bus, City of Mitcham: 5.1% Tram or Ferry, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Taxi, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Mitcham: 63.3% Car - as passenger, City of Mitcham: 4.3% Truck, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Motorbike, City of Mitcham: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Mitcham: 1.9% Walked only, City of Mitcham: 2.0% Other, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Worked at home, City of Mitcham: 4.9% Did not go to work, City of Mitcham: 11.6% Not stated, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Train, Melrose Park: 0.4% Bus, Melrose Park: 8.3% Tram or Ferry, Melrose Park: 0.3% Car - as driver, Melrose Park: 64.4% Car - as passenger, Melrose Park: 4.1% Truck, Melrose Park: 0.5% Bicycle, Melrose Park: 2.6% Walked only, Melrose Park: 1.7% Other, Melrose Park: 3.8% Worked at home, Melrose Park: 3.3% Did not go to work, Melrose Park: 10.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Melrose Park: +1 Bus, Melrose Park: -13 Tram or Ferry, Melrose Park: +3 Taxi, Melrose Park: 0 Car - as driver, Melrose Park: +39 Car - as passenger, Melrose Park: -21 Truck, Melrose Park: +2 Motorbike, Melrose Park: -16 Bicycle, Melrose Park: -8 Walked only, Melrose Park: -16 Other, Melrose Park: 0 Worked at home, Melrose Park: +16 Did not go to work, Melrose Park: -26 Not stated, Melrose Park: -14
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 89 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Melrose Park, compared with 685 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 Melrose Park in 2016, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 9.0% used public transport, while 69.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.8% and 68.5% respectively in the City of Mitcham.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (8.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by an 'other' method (3.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.4% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (3.3% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melrose Park decreased by 53 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in Melrose Park between 2011 and 2016.

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