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Mount Waverley

Method of travel to work

In Mount Waverley 282 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Mount 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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Mount Waverley - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Train
2,11814.313.41,67911.811.5+439
Bus
2071.42.11731.21.6+34
Tram or Ferry
70.00.1210.10.1-14
Taxi
180.10.2290.20.2-11
Car - as driver
9,16461.761.08,77261.961.6+392
Car - as passenger
5453.74.25533.94.4-8
Truck
670.50.51070.80.7-40
Motorbike
470.30.3380.30.4+9
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1170.80.81000.70.8+17
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1651.12.32491.82.3-84
Other
900.60.9980.70.8-8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home6744.53.76544.63.8+20
Did not go to work
1,4299.68.91,48510.510.1-56
Not stated
1951.31.52211.61.7-26

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, Mount Waverley: 14.3% Bus, Mount Waverley: 1.4% Tram or Ferry, Mount Waverley: 0.0% Taxi, Mount Waverley: 0.1% Car - as driver, Mount Waverley: 61.7% Car - as passenger, Mount Waverley: 3.7% Truck, Mount Waverley: 0.5% Motorbike, Mount Waverley: 0.3% Bicycle, Mount Waverley: 0.8% Walked only, Mount Waverley: 1.1% Other, Mount Waverley: 0.6% Worked at home, Mount Waverley: 4.5% Did not go to work, Mount Waverley: 9.6% Not stated, Mount Waverley: 1.3%
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, Mount Waverley: +439 Bus, Mount Waverley: +34 Tram or Ferry, Mount Waverley: -14 Taxi, Mount Waverley: -11 Car - as driver, Mount Waverley: +392 Car - as passenger, Mount Waverley: -8 Truck, Mount Waverley: -40 Motorbike, Mount Waverley: +9 Bicycle, Mount Waverley: +17 Walked only, Mount Waverley: -84 Other, Mount Waverley: -8 Worked at home, Mount Waverley: +20 Did not go to work, Mount Waverley: -56 Not stated, Mount Waverley: -26
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 2,332 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Mount Waverley, compared with 9,823 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 Mount Waverley in 2011, compared to City of Monash, shows that 15.7% used public transport, while 66.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.6% and 66.1% respectively in City of Monash.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.1% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mount Waverley increased by 664 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+439 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+392 persons)
  • Walked only (-84 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-56 persons)

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