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Method of travel to work

In the City of Monash 2,387 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Monash'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
City of Monash - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
10,45713.49.88,52911.58.4+1,928
Bus
1,6712.11.51,1601.61.2+511
Tram or Ferry
1010.12.21020.12.0-1
Taxi
1460.20.21250.20.2+21
Car - as driver
47,75761.059.745,85461.660.4+1,903
Car - as passenger
3,2994.24.33,3034.44.6-4
Truck
3960.50.75380.70.9-142
Motorbike
2600.30.42710.40.5-11
map this data in atlas.idBicycle5930.81.35860.81.1+7
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,7942.32.91,7142.33.0+80
Other
7200.91.05940.80.9+126
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2,9343.73.62,8073.83.6+127
Did not go to work
6,9968.99.27,52910.110.0-533
Not stated
1,1671.51.51,3011.71.9-134

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% 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%
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, City of Monash: +1,928 Bus, City of Monash: +511 Tram or Ferry, City of Monash: -1 Taxi, City of Monash: +21 Car - as driver, City of Monash: +1,903 Car - as passenger, City of Monash: -4 Truck, City of Monash: -142 Motorbike, City of Monash: -11 Bicycle, City of Monash: +7 Walked only, City of Monash: +80 Other, City of Monash: +126 Worked at home, City of Monash: +127 Did not go to work, City of Monash: -533 Not stated, City of Monash: -134
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 12,229 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Monash, compared with 51,712 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 the City of Monash in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 15.6% used public transport, while 66.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (13.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.0% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.1% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Monash increased by 3,878 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+1,928 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+1,903 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-533 persons)
  • Bus (+511 persons)

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