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Avondale Heights

Method of travel to work

In Avondale Heights 68 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Avondale Heights'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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Avondale Heights - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Train
4369.214.84058.512.7+31
Bus
611.31.0581.21.1+3
Tram or Ferry
130.33.6220.53.6-9
Taxi
60.10.290.20.3-3
Car - as driver
3,24768.656.83,21467.657.4+33
Car - as passenger
2014.23.72685.63.9-67
Truck
360.80.4601.30.6-24
Motorbike
160.30.5220.50.5-6
map this data in atlas.idBicycle130.31.9180.41.8-5
map this data in atlas.idWalked only551.22.2551.22.40
Other
601.31.4330.71.1+27
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1112.33.71092.33.2+2
Did not go to work
4168.88.94058.510.0+11
Not stated
641.40.8731.51.4-9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, City of Moonee Valley: 14.8% Bus, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Tram or Ferry, City of Moonee Valley: 3.6% Taxi, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Moonee Valley: 56.8% Car - as passenger, City of Moonee Valley: 3.7% Truck, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Motorbike, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Moonee Valley: 1.9% Walked only, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% Other, City of Moonee Valley: 1.4% Worked at home, City of Moonee Valley: 3.7% Did not go to work, City of Moonee Valley: 8.9% Not stated, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Train, Avondale Heights: 9.2% Bus, Avondale Heights: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, Avondale Heights: 0.3% Taxi, Avondale Heights: 0.1% Car - as driver, Avondale Heights: 68.6% Car - as passenger, Avondale Heights: 4.2% Truck, Avondale Heights: 0.8% Motorbike, Avondale Heights: 0.3% Bicycle, Avondale Heights: 0.3% Walked only, Avondale Heights: 1.2% Other, Avondale Heights: 1.3% Worked at home, Avondale Heights: 2.3% Did not go to work, Avondale Heights: 8.8% Not stated, Avondale Heights: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Avondale Heights: +31 Bus, Avondale Heights: +3 Tram or Ferry, Avondale Heights: -9 Taxi, Avondale Heights: -3 Car - as driver, Avondale Heights: +33 Car - as passenger, Avondale Heights: -67 Truck, Avondale Heights: -24 Motorbike, Avondale Heights: -6 Bicycle, Avondale Heights: -5 Walked only, Avondale Heights: 0 Other, Avondale Heights: +27 Worked at home, Avondale Heights: +2 Did not go to work, Avondale Heights: +11 Not stated, Avondale Heights: -9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 510 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Avondale Heights, compared with 3,500 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 Avondale Heights in 2016, compared to the City of Moonee Valley, shows that 10.8% used public transport, while 73.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 19.5% and 61.3% respectively in the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Avondale Heights and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.6% compared to 56.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (9.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.3% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (0.3% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Avondale Heights decreased by 16 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Avondale Heights between 2011 and 2016 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as passenger (-67 persons)

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