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Wheelers Hill

Method of travel to work

In Wheelers Hill 69 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Train
8108.713.46306.311.5+180
Bus
1121.22.1850.91.6+27
Tram or Ferry
00.00.190.10.1-9
Taxi
00.00.260.10.2-6
Car - as driver
6,34368.361.06,82568.461.6-482
Car - as passenger
4294.64.24955.04.4-66
Truck
410.40.5750.80.7-34
Motorbike
90.10.3250.30.4-16
map this data in atlas.idBicycle380.40.8350.40.8+3
map this data in atlas.idWalked only310.32.3930.92.3-62
Other
580.60.9820.80.8-24
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4655.03.74484.53.8+17
Did not go to work
7918.58.99819.810.1-190
Not stated
1551.71.51851.91.7-30

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, Wheelers Hill: 8.7% Bus, Wheelers Hill: 1.2% Tram or Ferry, Wheelers Hill: 0.0% Taxi, Wheelers Hill: 0.0% Car - as driver, Wheelers Hill: 68.3% Car - as passenger, Wheelers Hill: 4.6% Truck, Wheelers Hill: 0.4% Motorbike, Wheelers Hill: 0.1% Bicycle, Wheelers Hill: 0.4% Walked only, Wheelers Hill: 0.3% Other, Wheelers Hill: 0.6% Worked at home, Wheelers Hill: 5.0% Did not go to work, Wheelers Hill: 8.5% Not stated, Wheelers Hill: 1.7%
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, Wheelers Hill: +180 Bus, Wheelers Hill: +27 Tram or Ferry, Wheelers Hill: -9 Taxi, Wheelers Hill: -6 Car - as driver, Wheelers Hill: -482 Car - as passenger, Wheelers Hill: -66 Truck, Wheelers Hill: -34 Motorbike, Wheelers Hill: -16 Bicycle, Wheelers Hill: +3 Walked only, Wheelers Hill: -62 Other, Wheelers Hill: -24 Worked at home, Wheelers Hill: +17 Did not go to work, Wheelers Hill: -190 Not stated, Wheelers Hill: -30
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 922 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wheelers Hill, compared with 6,822 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 Wheelers Hill in 2011, compared to City of Monash, shows that 9.9% used public transport, while 73.5% 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 Wheelers Hill and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.3% compared to 61.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (8.7% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.3% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wheelers Hill decreased by 692 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (-482 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-190 persons)
  • Train (+180 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-66 persons)

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