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Baxter - Pearcedale

Method of travel to work

In Baxter - Pearcedale 15 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Baxter - Pearcedale'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
Baxter - Pearcedale - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Train
211.82.0292.61.8-8
Bus
00.00.730.30.8-3
Tram or Ferry
60.50.100.00.1+6
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
83470.668.077669.466.5+58
Car - as passenger
554.74.6787.04.8-23
Truck
262.21.1222.01.4+4
Motorbike
40.30.330.30.4+1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.400.00.40
map this data in atlas.idWalked only151.33.190.83.1+6
Other
211.81.060.61.1+15
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home605.15.7595.35.9+1
Did not go to work
1099.211.111610.411.7-7
Not stated
292.51.7171.51.9+12

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, Baxter - Pearcedale: 1.8% Bus, Baxter - Pearcedale: 0.0% Tram or Ferry, Baxter - Pearcedale: 0.5% Taxi, Baxter - Pearcedale: 0.0% Car - as driver, Baxter - Pearcedale: 70.6% Car - as passenger, Baxter - Pearcedale: 4.7% Truck, Baxter - Pearcedale: 2.2% Motorbike, Baxter - Pearcedale: 0.3% Bicycle, Baxter - Pearcedale: 0.0% Walked only, Baxter - Pearcedale: 1.3% Other, Baxter - Pearcedale: 1.8% Worked at home, Baxter - Pearcedale: 5.1% Did not go to work, Baxter - Pearcedale: 9.2% Not stated, Baxter - Pearcedale: 2.5%
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, Baxter - Pearcedale: -8 Bus, Baxter - Pearcedale: -3 Tram or Ferry, Baxter - Pearcedale: +6 Taxi, Baxter - Pearcedale: 0 Car - as driver, Baxter - Pearcedale: +58 Car - as passenger, Baxter - Pearcedale: -23 Truck, Baxter - Pearcedale: +4 Motorbike, Baxter - Pearcedale: +1 Bicycle, Baxter - Pearcedale: 0 Walked only, Baxter - Pearcedale: +6 Other, Baxter - Pearcedale: +15 Worked at home, Baxter - Pearcedale: +1 Did not go to work, Baxter - Pearcedale: -7 Not stated, Baxter - Pearcedale: +12
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 27 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Baxter - Pearcedale, compared with 919 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 Baxter - Pearcedale in 2011, compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire, shows that 2.3% used public transport, while 77.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.8% and 74.0% respectively in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Baxter - Pearcedale and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (70.6% compared to 68.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by truck (2.2% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (9.2% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.3% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Baxter - Pearcedale increased by 63 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in Baxter - Pearcedale between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+58 persons)

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