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Mount Martha

Method of travel to work

In Mount Martha 65 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Mount Martha'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 Martha - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Train
1101.42.01121.71.8-2
Bus
500.70.7641.00.8-14
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.10
Taxi
00.00.130.00.1-3
Car - as driver
5,42170.668.04,69771.366.5+724
Car - as passenger
3825.04.62674.14.8+115
Truck
821.11.1781.21.4+4
Motorbike
50.10.3160.20.4-11
map this data in atlas.idBicycle90.10.4210.30.4-12
map this data in atlas.idWalked only560.73.1550.83.1+1
Other
560.71.0560.91.10
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4966.55.73555.45.9+141
Did not go to work
90311.811.176411.611.7+139
Not stated
1071.41.71041.61.9+3

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 Martha: 1.4% Bus, Mount Martha: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Mount Martha: 0.0% Taxi, Mount Martha: 0.0% Car - as driver, Mount Martha: 70.6% Car - as passenger, Mount Martha: 5.0% Truck, Mount Martha: 1.1% Motorbike, Mount Martha: 0.1% Bicycle, Mount Martha: 0.1% Walked only, Mount Martha: 0.7% Other, Mount Martha: 0.7% Worked at home, Mount Martha: 6.5% Did not go to work, Mount Martha: 11.8% Not stated, Mount Martha: 1.4%
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 Martha: -2 Bus, Mount Martha: -14 Tram or Ferry, Mount Martha: 0 Taxi, Mount Martha: -3 Car - as driver, Mount Martha: +724 Car - as passenger, Mount Martha: +115 Truck, Mount Martha: +4 Motorbike, Mount Martha: -11 Bicycle, Mount Martha: -12 Walked only, Mount Martha: +1 Other, Mount Martha: 0 Worked at home, Mount Martha: +141 Did not go to work, Mount Martha: +139 Not stated, Mount Martha: +3
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 160 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Mount Martha, compared with 5,890 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 Martha in 2011, compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire, shows that 2.1% used public transport, while 76.7% 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 Martha and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (70.6% compared to 68.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.7% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mount Martha increased by 1,084 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+724 persons)
  • Worked at home (+141 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+139 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+115 persons)

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