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Mount Eliza

Method of travel to work

In Mount Eliza 100 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Mount Eliza'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
Mount Eliza - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Train
2693.42.02853.71.8-16
Bus
340.40.7480.60.8-14
Tram or Ferry
00.00.1110.10.1-11
Taxi
00.00.1100.10.1-10
Car - as driver
5,42168.268.05,17967.066.5+242
Car - as passenger
3033.84.62963.84.8+7
Truck
240.31.1670.91.4-43
Motorbike
50.10.3340.40.4-29
map this data in atlas.idBicycle90.10.4210.30.4-12
map this data in atlas.idWalked only911.13.1891.23.1+2
Other
941.21.0650.81.1+29
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home6708.45.76358.25.9+35
Did not go to work
86510.911.186011.111.7+5
Not stated
1612.01.71321.71.9+29

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, Mount Eliza: 3.4% Bus, Mount Eliza: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, Mount Eliza: 0.0% Taxi, Mount Eliza: 0.0% Car - as driver, Mount Eliza: 68.2% Car - as passenger, Mount Eliza: 3.8% Truck, Mount Eliza: 0.3% Motorbike, Mount Eliza: 0.1% Bicycle, Mount Eliza: 0.1% Walked only, Mount Eliza: 1.1% Other, Mount Eliza: 1.2% Worked at home, Mount Eliza: 8.4% Did not go to work, Mount Eliza: 10.9% Not stated, Mount Eliza: 2.0%
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, Mount Eliza: -16 Bus, Mount Eliza: -14 Tram or Ferry, Mount Eliza: -11 Taxi, Mount Eliza: -10 Car - as driver, Mount Eliza: +242 Car - as passenger, Mount Eliza: +7 Truck, Mount Eliza: -43 Motorbike, Mount Eliza: -29 Bicycle, Mount Eliza: -12 Walked only, Mount Eliza: +2 Other, Mount Eliza: +29 Worked at home, Mount Eliza: +35 Did not go to work, Mount Eliza: +5 Not stated, Mount Eliza: +29
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 303 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Mount Eliza, compared with 5,753 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 Mount Eliza in 2011, compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire, shows that 3.8% used public transport, while 72.4% 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 Mount Eliza and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (8.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.1% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mount Eliza increased by 214 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+242 persons)

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