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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Method of travel to work

In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 58 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Train
281.41.8201.02.0+8
Bus
30.10.70--0.8+3
Tram or Ferry
0--0.10--0.10
Taxi
0--0.10--0.10
Car - as driver
1,41768.770.21,30166.267.5+116
Car - as passenger
643.14.1683.54.6-3
Truck
90.50.9170.91.1-7
Motorbike
0--0.2130.70.3-13
map this data in atlas.idBicycle60.30.380.40.4-2
map this data in atlas.idWalked only522.52.6643.33.0-12
Other
30.21.1301.61.1-27
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2019.76.51407.25.7+60
Did not go to work
24511.910.526013.311.8-15
Not stated
301.51.0412.11.7-11

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.8% 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: 70.2% Car - as passenger, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Truck, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% Motorbike, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Bicycle, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% Walked only, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.6% Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Worked at home, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.5% Did not go to work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.5% Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.0% Train, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.4% Bus, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.1% Car - as driver, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 68.7% Car - as passenger, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 3.1% Truck, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.5% Bicycle, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.3% Walked only, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.5% Other, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.2% Worked at home, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 9.7% Did not go to work, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 11.9% Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.5%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +8 Bus, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +3 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: +116 Car - as passenger, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -3 Truck, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -7 Motorbike, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -13 Bicycle, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -2 Walked only, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -12 Other, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -27 Worked at home, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +60 Did not go to work, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -15 Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -11
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 31 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, compared with 1,490 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 2016, compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire, shows that 1.5% used public transport, while 72.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.6% and 75.3% respectively in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (9.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (11.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.7% compared to 70.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers increased by 95 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+116 persons)
  • Worked at home (+60 persons)

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