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Essendon West

Method of travel to work

In Essendon West 5 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Essendon West'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 West - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Train
8613.014.87311.212.7+14
Bus
71.01.040.61.1+3
Tram or Ferry
0--3.60--3.60
Taxi
0--0.20--0.30
Car - as driver
42463.556.840962.957.4+15
Car - as passenger
304.53.7325.03.9-2
Truck
50.70.430.50.6+2
Motorbike
0--0.550.80.5-5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle30.41.9111.81.8-9
map this data in atlas.idWalked only20.42.2101.62.4-8
Other
101.61.4193.01.1-9
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home172.73.7192.93.2-2
Did not go to work
7611.48.9639.710.0+13
Not stated
40.70.80--1.4+5

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 West: 13.0% Bus, Essendon West: 1.0% Car - as driver, Essendon West: 63.5% Car - as passenger, Essendon West: 4.5% Truck, Essendon West: 0.7% Bicycle, Essendon West: 0.4% Walked only, Essendon West: 0.4% Other, Essendon West: 1.6% Worked at home, Essendon West: 2.7% Did not go to work, Essendon West: 11.4% Not stated, Essendon West: 0.7%
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 West: +14 Bus, Essendon West: +3 Tram or Ferry, Essendon West: 0 Taxi, Essendon West: 0 Car - as driver, Essendon West: +15 Car - as passenger, Essendon West: -2 Truck, Essendon West: +2 Motorbike, Essendon West: -5 Bicycle, Essendon West: -9 Walked only, Essendon West: -8 Other, Essendon West: -9 Worked at home, Essendon West: -2 Did not go to work, Essendon West: +13 Not stated, Essendon West: +5
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 93 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Essendon West, compared with 459 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 West in 2016, compared to the City of Moonee Valley, shows that 14.0% used public transport, while 68.8% 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 West and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (63.5% compared to 56.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (11.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.0% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.4% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon West increased by 16 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2011 and 2016.

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