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South Gippsland Shire

Method of travel to work

In South Gippsland Shire 703 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

South Gippsland 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
South Gippsland Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Train
420.31.4400.31.3+2
Bus
490.40.7600.50.8-11
Tram or Ferry
50.00.10--0.1+5
Taxi
40.00.150.00.1-1
Car - as driver
7,50361.667.37,37259.064.6+131
Car - as passenger
4493.74.65424.35.4-93
Truck
1161.00.81321.11.0-16
Motorbike
670.60.4830.70.5-16
map this data in atlas.idBicycle360.30.7510.40.9-15
map this data in atlas.idWalked only6675.53.98026.44.5-135
Other
1651.41.22011.61.3-36
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,41311.66.21,51612.16.3-103
Did not go to work
1,48912.211.41,46511.711.6+24
Not stated
1771.51.32221.81.7-45

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, Regional VIC: 1.4% Bus, Regional VIC: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Regional VIC: 0.1% Taxi, Regional VIC: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional VIC: 67.3% Car - as passenger, Regional VIC: 4.6% Truck, Regional VIC: 0.8% Motorbike, Regional VIC: 0.4% Bicycle, Regional VIC: 0.7% Walked only, Regional VIC: 3.9% Other, Regional VIC: 1.2% Worked at home, Regional VIC: 6.2% Did not go to work, Regional VIC: 11.4% Not stated, Regional VIC: 1.3% Train, South Gippsland Shire: 0.3% Bus, South Gippsland Shire: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, South Gippsland Shire: 0.0% Taxi, South Gippsland Shire: 0.0% Car - as driver, South Gippsland Shire: 61.6% Car - as passenger, South Gippsland Shire: 3.7% Truck, South Gippsland Shire: 1.0% Motorbike, South Gippsland Shire: 0.6% Bicycle, South Gippsland Shire: 0.3% Walked only, South Gippsland Shire: 5.5% Other, South Gippsland Shire: 1.4% Worked at home, South Gippsland Shire: 11.6% Did not go to work, South Gippsland Shire: 12.2% Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: 1.5%
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, South Gippsland Shire: +2 Bus, South Gippsland Shire: -11 Tram or Ferry, South Gippsland Shire: +5 Taxi, South Gippsland Shire: -1 Car - as driver, South Gippsland Shire: +131 Car - as passenger, South Gippsland Shire: -93 Truck, South Gippsland Shire: -16 Motorbike, South Gippsland Shire: -16 Bicycle, South Gippsland Shire: -15 Walked only, South Gippsland Shire: -135 Other, South Gippsland Shire: -36 Worked at home, South Gippsland Shire: -103 Did not go to work, South Gippsland Shire: +24 Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: -45
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 96 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in South Gippsland Shire, compared with 8,135 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 South Gippsland Shire in 2016, compared to Regional VIC, shows that 0.8% used public transport, while 66.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.2% and 73.1% respectively in Regional VIC.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (11.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (5.5% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.6% compared to 67.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (0.3% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South Gippsland Shire decreased by 309 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Walked only (-135 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+131 persons)
  • Worked at home (-103 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-93 persons)

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