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Method of travel to work

In the City of Moreland 5,032 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Moreland'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
City of Moreland - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
8,54012.39.85,8059.88.4+2,735
Bus
1,0181.51.57311.21.2+287
Tram or Ferry
6,2649.02.24,8758.22.0+1,389
Taxi
2090.30.22000.30.2+9
Car - as driver
33,91949.059.731,01452.460.4+2,905
Car - as passenger
2,5203.64.32,5604.34.6-40
Truck
3800.50.74500.80.9-70
Motorbike
4650.70.43680.60.5+97
map this data in atlas.idBicycle3,4214.91.32,1593.61.1+1,262
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,6112.32.91,5742.73.0+37
Other
1,1061.61.08131.40.9+293
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,9332.83.61,4682.53.6+465
Did not go to work
6,7529.89.25,97110.110.0+781
Not stated
1,0891.61.51,2442.11.9-155

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Train, City of Moreland: 12.3% Bus, City of Moreland: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, City of Moreland: 9.0% Taxi, City of Moreland: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Moreland: 49.0% Car - as passenger, City of Moreland: 3.6% Truck, City of Moreland: 0.5% Motorbike, City of Moreland: 0.7% Bicycle, City of Moreland: 4.9% Walked only, City of Moreland: 2.3% Other, City of Moreland: 1.6% Worked at home, City of Moreland: 2.8% Did not go to work, City of Moreland: 9.8% Not stated, City of Moreland: 1.6%
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, City of Moreland: +2,735 Bus, City of Moreland: +287 Tram or Ferry, City of Moreland: +1,389 Taxi, City of Moreland: +9 Car - as driver, City of Moreland: +2,905 Car - as passenger, City of Moreland: -40 Truck, City of Moreland: -70 Motorbike, City of Moreland: +97 Bicycle, City of Moreland: +1,262 Walked only, City of Moreland: +37 Other, City of Moreland: +293 Worked at home, City of Moreland: +465 Did not go to work, City of Moreland: +781 Not stated, City of Moreland: -155
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 15,822 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Moreland, compared with 37,284 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 the City of Moreland in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 22.9% used public transport, while 53.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Moreland and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (9.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (4.9% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (12.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (49.0% compared to 59.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Moreland increased by 9,995 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+2,905 persons)
  • Train (+2,735 persons)
  • Tram or Ferry (+1,389 persons)
  • Bicycle (+1,262 persons)

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