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

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
Mitcham - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Train
00.03.4101.23.3-10
Bus
647.55.2546.65.6+10
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
00.00.200.00.20
Car - as driver
55665.362.054366.461.5+13
Car - as passenger
414.84.8404.94.90
Truck
00.00.491.10.5-9
Motorbike
60.70.630.40.6+3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle212.41.8111.41.7+9
map this data in atlas.idWalked only182.12.2141.72.3+4
Other
00.01.280.90.9-8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home515.94.3344.24.2+17
Did not go to work
9611.212.68510.412.9+10
Not stated
00.01.160.81.4-6

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, Mitcham: 0.0% Bus, Mitcham: 7.5% Tram or Ferry, Mitcham: 0.0% Taxi, Mitcham: 0.0% Car - as driver, Mitcham: 65.3% Car - as passenger, Mitcham: 4.8% Truck, Mitcham: 0.0% Motorbike, Mitcham: 0.7% Bicycle, Mitcham: 2.4% Walked only, Mitcham: 2.1% Other, Mitcham: 0.0% Worked at home, Mitcham: 5.9% Did not go to work, Mitcham: 11.2% Not stated, Mitcham: 0.0%
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, Mitcham: -10 Bus, Mitcham: +10 Tram or Ferry, Mitcham: 0 Taxi, Mitcham: 0 Car - as driver, Mitcham: +13 Car - as passenger, Mitcham: 0 Truck, Mitcham: -9 Motorbike, Mitcham: +3 Bicycle, Mitcham: +9 Walked only, Mitcham: +4 Other, Mitcham: -8 Worked at home, Mitcham: +17 Did not go to work, Mitcham: +10 Not stated, Mitcham: -6
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 64 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Mitcham, compared with 603 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 Mitcham in 2011, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 7.5% used public transport, while 70.8% 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 Mitcham and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.3% compared to 62.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (7.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.9% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mitcham increased by 34 between 2006 and 2011.

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

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