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Westbourne Park

Method of travel to work

In Westbourne Park 66 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Westbourne 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
Westbourne Park - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Train
262.13.5211.63.3+5
Bus
786.45.1977.55.2-19
Tram or Ferry
0--0.20--0.10
Taxi
0--0.20--0.20
Car - as driver
74661.363.378460.561.5-38
Car - as passenger
685.64.3624.84.8+6
Truck
0--0.330.20.4-3
Motorbike
0--0.5100.80.6-10
map this data in atlas.idBicycle433.51.9513.91.8-8
map this data in atlas.idWalked only231.92.0362.82.5-13
Other
80.71.460.51.4+2
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home675.54.9564.34.3+11
Did not go to work
15412.711.615612.012.7-2
Not stated
40.30.6141.11.1-10

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, Westbourne Park: 2.1% Bus, Westbourne Park: 6.4% Car - as driver, Westbourne Park: 61.3% Car - as passenger, Westbourne Park: 5.6% Bicycle, Westbourne Park: 3.5% Walked only, Westbourne Park: 1.9% Other, Westbourne Park: 0.7% Worked at home, Westbourne Park: 5.5% Did not go to work, Westbourne Park: 12.7% Not stated, Westbourne Park: 0.3%
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, Westbourne Park: +5 Bus, Westbourne Park: -19 Tram or Ferry, Westbourne Park: 0 Taxi, Westbourne Park: 0 Car - as driver, Westbourne Park: -38 Car - as passenger, Westbourne Park: +6 Truck, Westbourne Park: -3 Motorbike, Westbourne Park: -10 Bicycle, Westbourne Park: -8 Walked only, Westbourne Park: -13 Other, Westbourne Park: +2 Worked at home, Westbourne Park: +11 Did not go to work, Westbourne Park: -2 Not stated, Westbourne Park: -10
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 104 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Westbourne Park, compared with 814 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 Westbourne Park in 2016, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 8.5% used public transport, while 66.9% 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 Westbourne Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (3.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (6.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.3% compared to 63.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (2.1% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Westbourne Park decreased by 79 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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