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In Clayton 597 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Clayton'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
Clayton - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Train
1,15118.513.484916.111.5+302
Bus
3175.12.11723.31.6+145
Tram or Ferry
00.00.130.10.1-3
Taxi
170.30.200.00.2+17
Car - as driver
2,87546.361.02,45846.661.6+417
Car - as passenger
2834.64.22805.34.4+3
Truck
200.30.5270.50.7-7
Motorbike
50.10.3210.40.4-16
map this data in atlas.idBicycle711.10.8601.10.8+11
map this data in atlas.idWalked only5268.52.34448.42.3+82
Other
400.60.9380.70.8+2
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1071.73.7981.93.8+9
Did not go to work
69411.28.972913.810.1-35
Not stated
1061.71.5931.81.7+13

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 Monash: 13.4% Bus, City of Monash: 2.1% Tram or Ferry, City of Monash: 0.1% Taxi, City of Monash: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Monash: 61.0% Car - as passenger, City of Monash: 4.2% Truck, City of Monash: 0.5% Motorbike, City of Monash: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Monash: 0.8% Walked only, City of Monash: 2.3% Other, City of Monash: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Monash: 3.7% Did not go to work, City of Monash: 8.9% Not stated, City of Monash: 1.5% Train, Clayton: 18.5% Bus, Clayton: 5.1% Tram or Ferry, Clayton: 0.0% Taxi, Clayton: 0.3% Car - as driver, Clayton: 46.3% Car - as passenger, Clayton: 4.6% Truck, Clayton: 0.3% Motorbike, Clayton: 0.1% Bicycle, Clayton: 1.1% Walked only, Clayton: 8.5% Other, Clayton: 0.6% Worked at home, Clayton: 1.7% Did not go to work, Clayton: 11.2% Not stated, Clayton: 1.7%
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, Clayton: +302 Bus, Clayton: +145 Tram or Ferry, Clayton: -3 Taxi, Clayton: +17 Car - as driver, Clayton: +417 Car - as passenger, Clayton: +3 Truck, Clayton: -7 Motorbike, Clayton: -16 Bicycle, Clayton: +11 Walked only, Clayton: +82 Other, Clayton: +2 Worked at home, Clayton: +9 Did not go to work, Clayton: -35 Not stated, Clayton: +13
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 1,468 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Clayton, compared with 3,183 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 Clayton in 2011, compared to City of Monash, shows that 23.6% used public transport, while 51.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.6% and 66.1% respectively in City of Monash.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Clayton and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (8.5% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (18.5% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (5.1% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (46.3% compared to 61.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Clayton increased by 941 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+417 persons)
  • Train (+302 persons)
  • Bus (+145 persons)
  • Walked only (+82 persons)

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