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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Method of travel to work

In Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 61 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Train
00.02.090.61.8-9
Bus
40.30.730.20.8+1
Tram or Ferry
00.00.130.20.1-3
Taxi
00.00.100.00.10
Car - as driver
90765.968.088963.066.5+18
Car - as passenger
473.44.6694.94.8-22
Truck
80.61.1312.21.4-23
Motorbike
00.00.330.20.4-3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.430.20.4-3
map this data in atlas.idWalked only614.43.1493.53.1+12
Other
60.41.0191.31.1-13
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home15311.15.71359.65.9+18
Did not go to work
18513.411.117312.311.7+12
Not stated
60.41.7251.81.9-19

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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.0% Bus, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.0% Taxi, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.0% Car - as driver, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 65.9% Car - as passenger, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 3.4% Truck, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.6% Motorbike, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.0% Bicycle, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.0% Walked only, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 4.4% Other, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.4% Worked at home, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 11.1% Did not go to work, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 13.4% Not stated, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.4%
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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -9 Bus, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +1 Tram or Ferry, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -3 Taxi, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0 Car - as driver, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +18 Car - as passenger, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -22 Truck, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -23 Motorbike, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -3 Bicycle, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -3 Walked only, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +12 Other, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -13 Worked at home, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +18 Did not go to work, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +12 Not stated, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -19
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 4 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie, compared with 962 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie in 2011, compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire, shows that 0.3% used public transport, while 69.9% 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (11.1% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (13.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.9% compared to 68.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie decreased by 34 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie between 2006 and 2011.

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