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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Method of travel to work

In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 59 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Train
191.02.0241.41.8-5
Bus
00.00.7170.90.8-17
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
1,27967.368.01,17667.066.5+102
Car - as passenger
743.94.6744.24.8-1
Truck
160.81.1160.91.4+1
Motorbike
120.70.350.30.4+7
map this data in atlas.idBicycle40.20.420.10.4+2
map this data in atlas.idWalked only552.93.1482.73.1+8
Other
211.11.0201.11.1+2
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1427.55.71327.55.9+10
Did not go to work
22812.011.120111.411.7+27
Not stated
502.61.7422.41.9+8

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.0% Bus, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.1% Taxi, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.1% Car - as driver, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 68.0% Car - as passenger, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.6% Truck, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Motorbike, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% Bicycle, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Walked only, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.1% Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.0% Worked at home, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.7% Did not go to work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.1% Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Train, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.0% Bus, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.0% Tram or Ferry, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.0% Taxi, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.0% Car - as driver, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 67.3% Car - as passenger, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.9% Truck, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.8% Motorbike, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.7% Bicycle, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.2% Walked only, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.9% Other, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.1% Worked at home, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.5% Did not go to work, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 12.0% Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -5 Bus, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -17 Tram or Ferry, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0 Taxi, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0 Car - as driver, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +102 Car - as passenger, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -1 Truck, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +1 Motorbike, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +7 Bicycle, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +2 Walked only, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +8 Other, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +2 Worked at home, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +10 Did not go to work, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +27 Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +8
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 19 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, compared with 1,381 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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011, compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire, shows that 1.0% used public transport, while 72.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.8% and 74.0% respectively in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (7.5% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers increased by 144 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+102 persons)

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