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Essendon West

Method of travel to work

In Essendon West 19 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Essendon West - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Train
7110.912.76910.911.1+2
Bus
40.61.160.91.0-2
Tram or Ferry
00.03.791.43.2-9
Taxi
00.00.300.00.20
Car - as driver
40862.757.839562.560.0+13
Car - as passenger
335.04.0284.44.4+5
Truck
30.50.660.90.7-3
Motorbike
40.60.530.50.5+1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle121.81.891.51.4+2
map this data in atlas.idWalked only71.12.330.52.0+4
Other
213.31.100.00.8+21
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home172.73.2213.32.9-4
Did not go to work
7110.99.67812.310.0-7
Not stated
00.01.560.91.8-6

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 West: 10.9% Bus, Essendon West: 0.6% Tram or Ferry, Essendon West: 0.0% Taxi, Essendon West: 0.0% Car - as driver, Essendon West: 62.7% Car - as passenger, Essendon West: 5.0% Truck, Essendon West: 0.5% Motorbike, Essendon West: 0.6% Bicycle, Essendon West: 1.8% Walked only, Essendon West: 1.1% Other, Essendon West: 3.3% Worked at home, Essendon West: 2.7% Did not go to work, Essendon West: 10.9% Not stated, Essendon West: 0.0%
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 West: +2 Bus, Essendon West: -2 Tram or Ferry, Essendon West: -9 Taxi, Essendon West: 0 Car - as driver, Essendon West: +13 Car - as passenger, Essendon West: +5 Truck, Essendon West: -3 Motorbike, Essendon West: +1 Bicycle, Essendon West: +2 Walked only, Essendon West: +4 Other, Essendon West: +21 Worked at home, Essendon West: -4 Did not go to work, Essendon West: -7 Not stated, Essendon West: -6
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 75 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Essendon West, compared with 448 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 2011, compared to the City of Moonee Valley, shows that 11.5% used public transport, while 68.7% 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 West and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.7% compared to 57.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by an 'other' method (3.3% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (10.9% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Essendon West increased by 19 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.

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