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Method of travel to work

In the City of Moonee Valley 2,160 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Moonee Valley'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 Moonee Valley - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
6,70312.79.85,30511.18.4+1,398
Bus
5921.11.54611.01.2+131
Tram or Ferry
1,9273.72.21,5453.22.0+382
Taxi
1360.30.21010.20.2+35
Car - as driver
30,44857.859.728,76060.060.4+1,688
Car - as passenger
2,0864.04.32,1134.44.6-27
Truck
2920.60.73270.70.9-35
Motorbike
2810.50.42260.50.5+55
map this data in atlas.idBicycle9601.81.36591.41.1+301
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,2002.32.99792.03.0+221
Other
5591.11.04020.80.9+157
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,7083.23.61,3712.93.6+337
Did not go to work
5,0539.69.24,77710.010.0+276
Not stated
7671.51.58791.81.9-112

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 Moonee Valley: 12.7% Bus, City of Moonee Valley: 1.1% Tram or Ferry, City of Moonee Valley: 3.7% Taxi, City of Moonee Valley: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Moonee Valley: 57.8% Car - as passenger, City of Moonee Valley: 4.0% Truck, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6% Motorbike, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Moonee Valley: 1.8% Walked only, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Other, City of Moonee Valley: 1.1% Worked at home, City of Moonee Valley: 3.2% Did not go to work, City of Moonee Valley: 9.6% Not stated, City of Moonee Valley: 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 Moonee Valley: +1,398 Bus, City of Moonee Valley: +131 Tram or Ferry, City of Moonee Valley: +382 Taxi, City of Moonee Valley: +35 Car - as driver, City of Moonee Valley: +1,688 Car - as passenger, City of Moonee Valley: -27 Truck, City of Moonee Valley: -35 Motorbike, City of Moonee Valley: +55 Bicycle, City of Moonee Valley: +301 Walked only, City of Moonee Valley: +221 Other, City of Moonee Valley: +157 Worked at home, City of Moonee Valley: +337 Did not go to work, City of Moonee Valley: +276 Not stated, City of Moonee Valley: -112
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 9,222 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Moonee Valley, compared with 33,107 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 Moonee Valley in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 17.5% used public transport, while 62.8% 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 Moonee Valley and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (12.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (3.7% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (57.8% compared to 59.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Moonee Valley increased by 4,807 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,688 persons)
  • Train (+1,398 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+382 persons)
  • Worked at home (+337 persons)

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