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Method of travel to work

In Oakleigh 173 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Oakleigh'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
Oakleigh - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Train
71319.313.449315.711.5+220
Bus
942.62.1561.81.6+38
Tram or Ferry
00.00.150.20.1-5
Taxi
00.00.230.10.2-3
Car - as driver
2,02755.061.01,74855.761.6+279
Car - as passenger
1403.84.21113.54.4+29
Truck
110.30.5311.00.7-20
Motorbike
120.30.390.30.4+3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle611.70.8401.30.8+21
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1123.02.3933.02.3+19
Other
411.10.9381.20.8+3
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1113.03.71213.93.8-10
Did not go to work
3118.48.933110.510.1-20
Not stated
531.41.5591.91.7-6

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, Oakleigh: 19.3% Bus, Oakleigh: 2.6% Tram or Ferry, Oakleigh: 0.0% Taxi, Oakleigh: 0.0% Car - as driver, Oakleigh: 55.0% Car - as passenger, Oakleigh: 3.8% Truck, Oakleigh: 0.3% Motorbike, Oakleigh: 0.3% Bicycle, Oakleigh: 1.7% Walked only, Oakleigh: 3.0% Other, Oakleigh: 1.1% Worked at home, Oakleigh: 3.0% Did not go to work, Oakleigh: 8.4% Not stated, Oakleigh: 1.4%
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, Oakleigh: +220 Bus, Oakleigh: +38 Tram or Ferry, Oakleigh: -5 Taxi, Oakleigh: -3 Car - as driver, Oakleigh: +279 Car - as passenger, Oakleigh: +29 Truck, Oakleigh: -20 Motorbike, Oakleigh: +3 Bicycle, Oakleigh: +21 Walked only, Oakleigh: +19 Other, Oakleigh: +3 Worked at home, Oakleigh: -10 Did not go to work, Oakleigh: -20 Not stated, Oakleigh: -6
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 807 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Oakleigh, compared with 2,190 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 Oakleigh in 2011, compared to City of Monash, shows that 21.9% used public transport, while 59.4% 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 Oakleigh and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (19.3% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (55.0% compared to 61.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Oakleigh increased by 548 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+279 persons)
  • Train (+220 persons)

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