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Essendon

Method of travel to work

In Essendon 359 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Essendon - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Train
1,94918.014.81,67616.612.7+273
Bus
1091.01.0440.41.1+65
Tram or Ferry
3323.13.63493.53.6-17
Taxi
30.00.2180.20.3-15
Car - as driver
6,02455.556.85,59155.457.4+433
Car - as passenger
3833.53.73553.53.9+28
Truck
290.30.4310.30.6-2
Motorbike
160.10.5470.50.5-31
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1131.01.91471.51.8-34
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2462.32.21911.92.4+55
Other
1111.01.4840.81.1+27
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4263.93.73653.63.2+61
Did not go to work
1,0609.88.91,07110.610.0-11
Not stated
550.50.81161.21.4-61

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, Essendon: 18.0% Bus, Essendon: 1.0% Tram or Ferry, Essendon: 3.1% Taxi, Essendon: 0.0% Car - as driver, Essendon: 55.5% Car - as passenger, Essendon: 3.5% Truck, Essendon: 0.3% Motorbike, Essendon: 0.1% Bicycle, Essendon: 1.0% Walked only, Essendon: 2.3% Other, Essendon: 1.0% Worked at home, Essendon: 3.9% Did not go to work, Essendon: 9.8% Not stated, Essendon: 0.5%
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, Essendon: +273 Bus, Essendon: +65 Tram or Ferry, Essendon: -17 Taxi, Essendon: -15 Car - as driver, Essendon: +433 Car - as passenger, Essendon: +28 Truck, Essendon: -2 Motorbike, Essendon: -31 Bicycle, Essendon: -34 Walked only, Essendon: +55 Other, Essendon: +27 Worked at home, Essendon: +61 Did not go to work, Essendon: -11 Not stated, Essendon: -61
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 2,390 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Essendon, compared with 6,452 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 2016, compared to the City of Moonee Valley, shows that 22.0% used public transport, while 59.4% 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 Essendon and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (18.0% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (55.5% compared to 56.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon increased by 771 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Essendon between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+433 persons)
  • Train (+273 persons)
  • Bus (+65 persons)
  • Worked at home (+61 persons)

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