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Essendon North

Method of travel to work

In Essendon North 50 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Essendon North'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 North - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Train
21613.914.813812.112.7+78
Bus
281.81.0151.31.1+13
Tram or Ferry
905.83.6696.13.6+21
Taxi
0--0.20--0.30
Car - as driver
90458.256.867259.157.4+232
Car - as passenger
503.23.7322.83.9+18
Truck
30.20.430.30.60
Motorbike
130.80.50--0.5+13
map this data in atlas.idBicycle171.11.9111.01.8+6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only332.12.2232.02.4+10
Other
261.71.4282.51.1-2
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home402.63.7363.23.2+4
Did not go to work
1288.28.91079.410.0+21
Not stated
60.40.830.31.4+3

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 North: 13.9% Bus, Essendon North: 1.8% Tram or Ferry, Essendon North: 5.8% Car - as driver, Essendon North: 58.2% Car - as passenger, Essendon North: 3.2% Truck, Essendon North: 0.2% Motorbike, Essendon North: 0.8% Bicycle, Essendon North: 1.1% Walked only, Essendon North: 2.1% Other, Essendon North: 1.7% Worked at home, Essendon North: 2.6% Did not go to work, Essendon North: 8.2% Not stated, Essendon North: 0.4%
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, Essendon North: +78 Bus, Essendon North: +13 Tram or Ferry, Essendon North: +21 Taxi, Essendon North: 0 Car - as driver, Essendon North: +232 Car - as passenger, Essendon North: +18 Truck, Essendon North: 0 Motorbike, Essendon North: +13 Bicycle, Essendon North: +6 Walked only, Essendon North: +10 Other, Essendon North: -2 Worked at home, Essendon North: +4 Did not go to work, Essendon North: +21 Not stated, Essendon North: +3
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 334 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Essendon North, compared with 970 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 North in 2016, compared to the City of Moonee Valley, shows that 21.5% used public transport, while 62.4% 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 North and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (5.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (58.2% compared to 56.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (2.6% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon North increased by 417 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Car - as driver (+232 persons)
  • Train (+78 persons)

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