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Melrose Park

Method of travel to work

In Melrose Park 59 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Melrose Park - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Train
30.33.470.83.3-4
Bus
979.55.2697.65.6+28
Tram or Ferry
00.00.130.30.1-3
Taxi
00.00.200.00.20
Car - as driver
59258.262.053859.661.5+54
Car - as passenger
585.74.8576.34.9+1
Truck
30.30.4111.20.5-8
Motorbike
161.60.630.30.6+13
map this data in atlas.idBicycle302.91.8252.81.7+5
map this data in atlas.idWalked only292.92.2313.42.3-2
Other
282.81.2131.40.9+15
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home202.04.3242.74.2-4
Did not go to work
12612.412.611612.812.9+10
Not stated
151.51.160.71.4+9

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, Melrose Park: 0.3% Bus, Melrose Park: 9.5% Tram or Ferry, Melrose Park: 0.0% Taxi, Melrose Park: 0.0% Car - as driver, Melrose Park: 58.2% Car - as passenger, Melrose Park: 5.7% Truck, Melrose Park: 0.3% Motorbike, Melrose Park: 1.6% Bicycle, Melrose Park: 2.9% Walked only, Melrose Park: 2.9% Other, Melrose Park: 2.8% Worked at home, Melrose Park: 2.0% Did not go to work, Melrose Park: 12.4% Not stated, Melrose Park: 1.5%
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, Melrose Park: -4 Bus, Melrose Park: +28 Tram or Ferry, Melrose Park: -3 Taxi, Melrose Park: 0 Car - as driver, Melrose Park: +54 Car - as passenger, Melrose Park: +1 Truck, Melrose Park: -8 Motorbike, Melrose Park: +13 Bicycle, Melrose Park: +5 Walked only, Melrose Park: -2 Other, Melrose Park: +15 Worked at home, Melrose Park: -4 Did not go to work, Melrose Park: +10 Not stated, Melrose Park: +9
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 100 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Melrose Park, compared with 669 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 2011, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 9.8% used public transport, while 65.8% 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 Melrose Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (9.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (58.2% compared to 62.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (2.0% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melrose Park increased by 114 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Melrose Park between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+54 persons)

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