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Glen Waverley

Method of travel to work

In Glen Waverley 394 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Train
2,59615.215.12,52914.513.4+67
Bus
3151.82.13432.02.1-28
Tram or Ferry
100.10.150.00.1+5
Taxi
0--0.2160.10.2-16
Car - as driver
10,41760.960.510,77161.760.8-354
Car - as passenger
7804.64.07574.34.2+23
Truck
90.10.4390.20.5-30
Motorbike
140.10.390.10.3+5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle450.30.7440.30.7+1
map this data in atlas.idWalked only3492.02.33682.12.3-19
Other
1971.21.0570.30.9+140
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home9145.34.37774.53.7+137
Did not go to work
1,3327.88.31,5088.69.2-176
Not stated
1250.70.82231.31.5-98

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 Monash: 15.1% 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: 60.5% Car - as passenger, City of Monash: 4.0% Truck, City of Monash: 0.4% Motorbike, City of Monash: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Monash: 0.7% Walked only, City of Monash: 2.3% Other, City of Monash: 1.0% Worked at home, City of Monash: 4.3% Did not go to work, City of Monash: 8.3% Not stated, City of Monash: 0.8% Train, Glen Waverley: 15.2% Bus, Glen Waverley: 1.8% Tram or Ferry, Glen Waverley: 0.1% Car - as driver, Glen Waverley: 60.9% Car - as passenger, Glen Waverley: 4.6% Truck, Glen Waverley: 0.1% Motorbike, Glen Waverley: 0.1% Bicycle, Glen Waverley: 0.3% Walked only, Glen Waverley: 2.0% Other, Glen Waverley: 1.2% Worked at home, Glen Waverley: 5.3% Did not go to work, Glen Waverley: 7.8% Not stated, Glen Waverley: 0.7%
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, Glen Waverley: +67 Bus, Glen Waverley: -28 Tram or Ferry, Glen Waverley: +5 Taxi, Glen Waverley: -16 Car - as driver, Glen Waverley: -354 Car - as passenger, Glen Waverley: +23 Truck, Glen Waverley: -30 Motorbike, Glen Waverley: +5 Bicycle, Glen Waverley: +1 Walked only, Glen Waverley: -19 Other, Glen Waverley: +140 Worked at home, Glen Waverley: +137 Did not go to work, Glen Waverley: -176 Not stated, Glen Waverley: -98
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 2,921 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Glen Waverley, compared with 11,220 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 Glen Waverley in 2016, compared to City of Monash, shows that 17.1% used public transport, while 65.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 17.3% and 65.1% respectively in City of Monash.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Glen Waverley and City of Monash was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.3% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Glen Waverley decreased by 343 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Glen Waverley between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (-354 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-176 persons)
  • Other (+140 persons)
  • Worked at home (+137 persons)

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