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Essendon

Method of travel to work

In Essendon 316 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Essendon'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
Essendon - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Train
1,66216.712.71,22113.411.1+441
Bus
460.51.1720.81.0-26
Tram or Ferry
3283.33.73013.33.2+27
Taxi
260.30.3160.20.2+10
Car - as driver
5,59756.257.85,21457.460.0+383
Car - as passenger
3623.64.03924.34.4-30
Truck
340.30.6540.60.7-20
Motorbike
500.50.5240.30.5+26
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1451.51.81111.21.4+34
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1711.72.31942.12.0-23
Other
810.81.1790.90.8+2
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3583.63.22763.02.9+82
Did not go to work
9909.99.61,01111.110.0-21
Not stated
1061.11.51271.41.8-21

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, Essendon: 16.7% Bus, Essendon: 0.5% Tram or Ferry, Essendon: 3.3% Taxi, Essendon: 0.3% Car - as driver, Essendon: 56.2% Car - as passenger, Essendon: 3.6% Truck, Essendon: 0.3% Motorbike, Essendon: 0.5% Bicycle, Essendon: 1.5% Walked only, Essendon: 1.7% Other, Essendon: 0.8% Worked at home, Essendon: 3.6% Did not go to work, Essendon: 9.9% Not stated, Essendon: 1.1%
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, Essendon: +441 Bus, Essendon: -26 Tram or Ferry, Essendon: +27 Taxi, Essendon: +10 Car - as driver, Essendon: +383 Car - as passenger, Essendon: -30 Truck, Essendon: -20 Motorbike, Essendon: +26 Bicycle, Essendon: +34 Walked only, Essendon: -23 Other, Essendon: +2 Worked at home, Essendon: +82 Did not go to work, Essendon: -21 Not stated, Essendon: -21
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 2,036 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Essendon, compared with 6,043 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 Essendon in 2011, compared to the City of Moonee Valley, shows that 20.5% used public transport, while 60.7% 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 Essendon and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (16.7% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (56.2% compared to 57.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon increased by 865 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+441 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+383 persons)
  • Worked at home (+82 persons)

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