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North - East Region

Method of travel to work

In North - East Region 570 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

North - East 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
North - East Region - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Train
1991.83.42412.33.3-42
Bus
6686.25.26285.95.6+40
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
180.20.2270.20.2-9
Car - as driver
6,69361.962.06,66262.161.5+31
Car - as passenger
5274.94.85104.84.9+17
Truck
200.20.4450.40.5-24
Motorbike
700.60.6500.50.6+20
map this data in atlas.idBicycle3132.91.82352.21.7+78
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2572.42.22662.52.3-9
Other
600.61.2690.60.9-9
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5615.24.34834.54.2+78
Did not go to work
1,31512.212.61,37112.812.9-56
Not stated
1051.01.11411.31.4-36

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, North - East Region: 1.8% Bus, North - East Region: 6.2% Tram or Ferry, North - East Region: 0.0% Taxi, North - East Region: 0.2% Car - as driver, North - East Region: 61.9% Car - as passenger, North - East Region: 4.9% Truck, North - East Region: 0.2% Motorbike, North - East Region: 0.6% Bicycle, North - East Region: 2.9% Walked only, North - East Region: 2.4% Other, North - East Region: 0.6% Worked at home, North - East Region: 5.2% Did not go to work, North - East Region: 12.2% Not stated, North - East Region: 1.0%
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, North - East Region: -42 Bus, North - East Region: +40 Tram or Ferry, North - East Region: 0 Taxi, North - East Region: -9 Car - as driver, North - East Region: +31 Car - as passenger, North - East Region: +17 Truck, North - East Region: -24 Motorbike, North - East Region: +20 Bicycle, North - East Region: +78 Walked only, North - East Region: -9 Other, North - East Region: -9 Worked at home, North - East Region: +78 Did not go to work, North - East Region: -56 Not stated, North - East Region: -36
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 867 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in North - East Region, compared with 7,310 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 North - East Region in 2011, compared to the City of Mitcham, shows that 8.0% used public transport, while 67.6% 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 North - East Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (2.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (1.8% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in North - East Region increased by 76 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bicycle (+78 persons)
  • Worked at home (+78 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-56 persons)

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