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Oakleigh South

Method of travel to work

In Oakleigh South 60 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Oakleigh South'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
Oakleigh South - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Train
38415.915.134414.813.4+40
Bus
622.62.1391.72.1+23
Tram or Ferry
0--0.10--0.10
Taxi
30.10.290.40.2-6
Car - as driver
1,45560.360.51,34457.760.8+111
Car - as passenger
833.44.0964.14.2-13
Truck
60.20.4180.80.5-12
Motorbike
70.30.380.30.3-1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle160.70.7251.10.7-9
map this data in atlas.idWalked only441.82.3451.92.3-1
Other
291.21.0321.40.9-3
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1014.24.3763.33.7+25
Did not go to work
2138.88.323610.19.2-23
Not stated
90.40.8572.41.5-48

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, Oakleigh South: 15.9% Bus, Oakleigh South: 2.6% Taxi, Oakleigh South: 0.1% Car - as driver, Oakleigh South: 60.3% Car - as passenger, Oakleigh South: 3.4% Truck, Oakleigh South: 0.2% Motorbike, Oakleigh South: 0.3% Bicycle, Oakleigh South: 0.7% Walked only, Oakleigh South: 1.8% Other, Oakleigh South: 1.2% Worked at home, Oakleigh South: 4.2% Did not go to work, Oakleigh South: 8.8% Not stated, Oakleigh South: 0.4%
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, Oakleigh South: +40 Bus, Oakleigh South: +23 Tram or Ferry, Oakleigh South: 0 Taxi, Oakleigh South: -6 Car - as driver, Oakleigh South: +111 Car - as passenger, Oakleigh South: -13 Truck, Oakleigh South: -12 Motorbike, Oakleigh South: -1 Bicycle, Oakleigh South: -9 Walked only, Oakleigh South: -1 Other, Oakleigh South: -3 Worked at home, Oakleigh South: +25 Did not go to work, Oakleigh South: -23 Not stated, Oakleigh South: -48
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 446 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Oakleigh South, compared with 1,551 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 South in 2016, compared to City of Monash, shows that 18.5% used public transport, while 64.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 17.3% and 65.1% respectively in City of Monash.

There were no major differences between Oakleigh South and City of Monash in 2016.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Oakleigh South increased by 83 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Oakleigh South between 2011 and 2016 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+111 persons)

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