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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Method of travel to work

In Mornington Peninsula Shire 2,193 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Mornington Peninsula Shire - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
1,2342.09.81,0331.88.4+201
Bus
4630.71.54290.81.2+34
Tram or Ferry
420.12.2310.12.0+11
Taxi
450.10.2370.10.2+8
Car - as driver
42,47668.059.737,64566.560.4+4,831
Car - as passenger
2,8884.64.32,7154.84.6+173
Truck
6661.10.77901.40.9-124
Motorbike
1920.30.41990.40.5-7
map this data in atlas.idBicycle2350.41.32490.41.1-14
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,9583.12.91,7793.13.0+179
Other
6441.01.06501.10.9-6
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3,5465.73.63,3555.93.6+191
Did not go to work
6,96111.19.26,63111.710.0+330
Not stated
1,0861.71.51,0821.91.9+4

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Walked only, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Other, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +201 Bus, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +34 Tram or Ferry, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +11 Taxi, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +8 Car - as driver, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +4,831 Car - as passenger, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +173 Truck, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -124 Motorbike, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -7 Bicycle, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -14 Walked only, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +179 Other, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -6 Worked at home, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +191 Did not go to work, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +330 Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +4
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 1,739 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Mornington Peninsula Shire, compared with 46,222 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 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 2.8% used public transport, while 74.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 65.1% 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) (68.0% compared to 59.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.7% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (2.0% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.1% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 5,811 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+4,831 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+330 persons)
  • Train (+201 persons)
  • Worked at home (+191 persons)

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