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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Method of travel to work

In Mornington Peninsula Shire 1,954 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Train
1,2471.811.51,2792.010.0-32
Bus
4660.71.54820.81.5-16
Tram or Ferry
490.12.4470.12.2+2
Taxi
350.10.2470.10.2-12
Car - as driver
47,39170.260.242,95267.560.5+4,439
Car - as passenger
2,7504.13.92,9284.64.3-178
Truck
6020.90.66811.10.7-79
Motorbike
1110.20.41960.30.4-85
map this data in atlas.idBicycle2150.31.42430.41.3-28
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,7392.63.01,8903.02.9-151
Other
7731.11.26961.11.1+77
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4,3596.54.23,5995.73.7+760
Did not go to work
7,07110.58.77,47811.89.6-407
Not stated
6911.00.91,0971.71.6-406

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, Greater Melbourne: 11.5% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.4% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 60.2% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 8.7% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Train, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.8% 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: 70.2% Car - as passenger, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Truck, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.9% Motorbike, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Bicycle, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% Walked only, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.6% Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Worked at home, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.5% Did not go to work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.5% Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -32 Bus, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -16 Tram or Ferry, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +2 Taxi, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -12 Car - as driver, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +4,439 Car - as passenger, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -178 Truck, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -79 Motorbike, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -85 Bicycle, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -28 Walked only, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -151 Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +77 Worked at home, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +760 Did not go to work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -407 Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -406
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 1,762 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Mornington Peninsula Shire, compared with 50,854 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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 2.6% used public transport, while 75.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.4% and 65.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (70.2% compared to 60.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (6.5% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (1.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.1% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 3,884 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Mornington Peninsula Shire between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+4,439 persons)
  • Worked at home (+760 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-407 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-178 persons)

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