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Oakleigh South

Method of travel to work

In Oakleigh South 71 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Oakleigh South - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Train
35915.413.431014.611.5+49
Bus
401.72.1241.11.6+16
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
80.30.200.00.2+8
Car - as driver
1,33857.461.01,28860.661.6+50
Car - as passenger
883.84.2914.34.4-3
Truck
251.10.5281.30.7-3
Motorbike
90.40.360.30.4+3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle251.10.8311.50.8-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only462.02.3411.92.3+5
Other
371.60.9130.60.8+24
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home743.23.7502.33.8+24
Did not go to work
2259.78.91969.210.1+29
Not stated
572.41.5452.11.7+12

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 South: 15.4% Bus, Oakleigh South: 1.7% Tram or Ferry, Oakleigh South: 0.0% Taxi, Oakleigh South: 0.3% Car - as driver, Oakleigh South: 57.4% Car - as passenger, Oakleigh South: 3.8% Truck, Oakleigh South: 1.1% Motorbike, Oakleigh South: 0.4% Bicycle, Oakleigh South: 1.1% Walked only, Oakleigh South: 2.0% Other, Oakleigh South: 1.6% Worked at home, Oakleigh South: 3.2% Did not go to work, Oakleigh South: 9.7% Not stated, Oakleigh South: 2.4%
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 South: +49 Bus, Oakleigh South: +16 Tram or Ferry, Oakleigh South: 0 Taxi, Oakleigh South: +8 Car - as driver, Oakleigh South: +50 Car - as passenger, Oakleigh South: -3 Truck, Oakleigh South: -3 Motorbike, Oakleigh South: +3 Bicycle, Oakleigh South: -6 Walked only, Oakleigh South: +5 Other, Oakleigh South: +24 Worked at home, Oakleigh South: +24 Did not go to work, Oakleigh South: +29 Not stated, Oakleigh South: +12
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 399 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Oakleigh South, compared with 1,460 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 2011, compared to City of Monash, shows that 17.1% used public transport, while 62.6% 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 South and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (15.4% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (57.4% compared to 61.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Oakleigh South increased by 207 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+50 persons)
  • Train (+49 persons)

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