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Moonee Ponds

Method of travel to work

In Moonee Ponds 479 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Moonee Ponds'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
Moonee Ponds - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Train
1,08815.212.777012.011.1+318
Bus
470.71.1430.71.0+4
Tram or Ferry
4235.93.73695.73.2+54
Taxi
30.00.3190.30.2-16
Car - as driver
3,72452.057.83,56455.460.0+160
Car - as passenger
2353.34.02383.74.4-3
Truck
60.10.6260.40.7-20
Motorbike
610.90.5510.80.5+10
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1922.71.81191.91.4+73
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2874.02.32043.22.0+83
Other
761.11.1530.80.8+23
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2623.73.21963.02.9+66
Did not go to work
6939.79.667210.410.0+21
Not stated
691.01.51121.71.8-43

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, Moonee Ponds: 15.2% Bus, Moonee Ponds: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Moonee Ponds: 5.9% Taxi, Moonee Ponds: 0.0% Car - as driver, Moonee Ponds: 52.0% Car - as passenger, Moonee Ponds: 3.3% Truck, Moonee Ponds: 0.1% Motorbike, Moonee Ponds: 0.9% Bicycle, Moonee Ponds: 2.7% Walked only, Moonee Ponds: 4.0% Other, Moonee Ponds: 1.1% Worked at home, Moonee Ponds: 3.7% Did not go to work, Moonee Ponds: 9.7% Not stated, Moonee Ponds: 1.0%
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, Moonee Ponds: +318 Bus, Moonee Ponds: +4 Tram or Ferry, Moonee Ponds: +54 Taxi, Moonee Ponds: -16 Car - as driver, Moonee Ponds: +160 Car - as passenger, Moonee Ponds: -3 Truck, Moonee Ponds: -20 Motorbike, Moonee Ponds: +10 Bicycle, Moonee Ponds: +73 Walked only, Moonee Ponds: +83 Other, Moonee Ponds: +23 Worked at home, Moonee Ponds: +66 Did not go to work, Moonee Ponds: +21 Not stated, Moonee Ponds: -43
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 1,558 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Moonee Ponds, compared with 4,026 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 Moonee Ponds in 2011, compared to the City of Moonee Valley, shows that 21.8% used public transport, while 56.2% 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 Moonee Ponds and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (15.2% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (5.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (4.0% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (52.0% compared to 57.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Moonee Ponds increased by 725 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Train (+318 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+160 persons)
  • Walked only (+83 persons)
  • Bicycle (+73 persons)

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