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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Method of travel to work

In Airport West - Essendon Fields 82 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Train
2597.912.71926.611.1+67
Bus
481.51.1371.31.0+11
Tram or Ferry
842.63.7822.83.2+2
Taxi
00.00.360.20.2-6
Car - as driver
2,15665.857.81,91566.160.0+241
Car - as passenger
1464.54.01485.14.4-2
Truck
30.10.6240.80.7-21
Motorbike
170.50.5220.80.5-5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle100.31.8110.41.4-1
map this data in atlas.idWalked only722.22.3531.82.0+19
Other
210.61.1240.80.8-3
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home782.43.2521.82.9+26
Did not go to work
3209.89.62769.510.0+44
Not stated
621.91.5561.91.8+6

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 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% Train, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 7.9% Bus, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.6% Taxi, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.0% Car - as driver, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 65.8% Car - as passenger, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 4.5% Truck, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.1% Motorbike, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.5% Bicycle, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.3% Walked only, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.2% Other, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.6% Worked at home, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.4% Did not go to work, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 9.8% Not stated, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +67 Bus, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +11 Tram or Ferry, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +2 Taxi, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -6 Car - as driver, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +241 Car - as passenger, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -2 Truck, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -21 Motorbike, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -5 Bicycle, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -1 Walked only, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +19 Other, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -3 Worked at home, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +26 Did not go to work, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +44 Not stated, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 391 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Airport West - Essendon Fields, compared with 2,322 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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011, compared to the City of Moonee Valley, shows that 11.9% used public transport, while 70.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 17.5% and 62.8% respectively in the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Airport West - Essendon Fields and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.8% compared to 57.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (7.9% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (0.3% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (2.6% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Airport West - Essendon Fields increased by 378 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Airport West - Essendon Fields between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+241 persons)
  • Train (+67 persons)

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