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Green Wedge

Method of travel to work

In Green Wedge 170 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Green Wedge'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
Green Wedge - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Train
170.52.0441.11.8-27
Bus
20.10.760.10.8-3
Tram or Ferry
50.10.120.10.1+3
Taxi
00.00.160.20.1-6
Car - as driver
2,22860.368.02,26758.166.5-38
Car - as passenger
1704.64.61523.94.8+18
Truck
852.31.1691.81.4+15
Motorbike
150.40.3120.30.4+3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle20.10.440.10.4-2
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1684.53.11834.73.1-15
Other
441.21.0290.81.1+15
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home50313.65.761715.85.9-114
Did not go to work
38610.511.145011.511.7-63
Not stated
691.91.7621.61.9+6

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, Green Wedge: 0.5% Bus, Green Wedge: 0.1% Tram or Ferry, Green Wedge: 0.1% Taxi, Green Wedge: 0.0% Car - as driver, Green Wedge: 60.3% Car - as passenger, Green Wedge: 4.6% Truck, Green Wedge: 2.3% Motorbike, Green Wedge: 0.4% Bicycle, Green Wedge: 0.1% Walked only, Green Wedge: 4.5% Other, Green Wedge: 1.2% Worked at home, Green Wedge: 13.6% Did not go to work, Green Wedge: 10.5% Not stated, Green Wedge: 1.9%
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, Green Wedge: -27 Bus, Green Wedge: -3 Tram or Ferry, Green Wedge: +3 Taxi, Green Wedge: -6 Car - as driver, Green Wedge: -38 Car - as passenger, Green Wedge: +18 Truck, Green Wedge: +15 Motorbike, Green Wedge: +3 Bicycle, Green Wedge: -2 Walked only, Green Wedge: -15 Other, Green Wedge: +15 Worked at home, Green Wedge: -114 Did not go to work, Green Wedge: -63 Not stated, Green Wedge: +6
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 24 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Green Wedge, compared with 2,498 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 Green Wedge in 2011, compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire, shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 67.6% 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 Green Wedge and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (13.6% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (4.5% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (60.3% compared to 68.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.5% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Green Wedge decreased by 209 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Worked at home (-114 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-63 persons)

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