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Hills Region

Method of travel to work

In Hills Region 273 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Hills Region'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
Hills Region - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Train
6535.93.46515.93.3+2
Bus
3092.85.23943.65.6-85
Tram or Ferry
40.00.170.10.1-3
Taxi
00.00.290.10.2-9
Car - as driver
7,11264.062.06,89262.961.5+220
Car - as passenger
4864.44.84804.44.9+6
Truck
560.50.4530.50.5+3
Motorbike
680.60.6720.70.6-4
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1561.41.8960.91.7+60
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1171.12.21571.42.3-40
Other
1211.11.21161.10.9+5
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5525.04.35244.84.2+27
Did not go to work
1,34612.112.61,38112.612.9-35
Not stated
1251.11.11261.11.4-1

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, Hills Region: 5.9% Bus, Hills Region: 2.8% Tram or Ferry, Hills Region: 0.0% Taxi, Hills Region: 0.0% Car - as driver, Hills Region: 64.0% Car - as passenger, Hills Region: 4.4% Truck, Hills Region: 0.5% Motorbike, Hills Region: 0.6% Bicycle, Hills Region: 1.4% Walked only, Hills Region: 1.1% Other, Hills Region: 1.1% Worked at home, Hills Region: 5.0% Did not go to work, Hills Region: 12.1% Not stated, Hills Region: 1.1%
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, Hills Region: +2 Bus, Hills Region: -85 Tram or Ferry, Hills Region: -3 Taxi, Hills Region: -9 Car - as driver, Hills Region: +220 Car - as passenger, Hills Region: +6 Truck, Hills Region: +3 Motorbike, Hills Region: -4 Bicycle, Hills Region: +60 Walked only, Hills Region: -40 Other, Hills Region: +5 Worked at home, Hills Region: +27 Did not go to work, Hills Region: -35 Not stated, Hills Region: -1
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 966 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Hills Region, compared with 7,722 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 Hills Region in 2011, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 8.7% used public transport, while 69.5% 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 Hills Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (5.9% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (64.0% compared to 62.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (2.8% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.1% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Hills Region increased by 150 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Hills Region between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+220 persons)
  • Bus (-85 persons)
  • Bicycle (+60 persons)

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