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Balmoral Ward

Method of travel to work

In Balmoral Ward 179 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Balmoral Ward'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
Balmoral Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Train
00.00.230.00.1-3
Bus
92613.29.879311.59.4+133
Tram or Ferry
00.00.100.00.00
Taxi
180.30.1170.20.1+1
Car - as driver
4,41462.967.24,29562.365.8+119
Car - as passenger
3144.54.43595.25.1-45
Truck
480.70.7801.20.9-32
Motorbike
380.50.4500.70.5-12
map this data in atlas.idBicycle390.60.4230.30.4+16
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1402.00.91532.21.0-13
Other
600.90.9691.00.9-9
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1351.92.61352.02.60
Did not go to work
79411.311.380411.711.7-10
Not stated
911.31.01141.61.4-23

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.2% Bus, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.8% Tram or Ferry, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Taxi, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.1% Car - as driver, City of Tea Tree Gully: 67.2% Car - as passenger, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.4% Truck, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% Motorbike, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Walked only, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.9% Other, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.6% Did not go to work, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.3% Not stated, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Train, Balmoral Ward: 0.0% Bus, Balmoral Ward: 13.2% Tram or Ferry, Balmoral Ward: 0.0% Taxi, Balmoral Ward: 0.3% Car - as driver, Balmoral Ward: 62.9% Car - as passenger, Balmoral Ward: 4.5% Truck, Balmoral Ward: 0.7% Motorbike, Balmoral Ward: 0.5% Bicycle, Balmoral Ward: 0.6% Walked only, Balmoral Ward: 2.0% Other, Balmoral Ward: 0.9% Worked at home, Balmoral Ward: 1.9% Did not go to work, Balmoral Ward: 11.3% Not stated, Balmoral Ward: 1.3%
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, Balmoral Ward: -3 Bus, Balmoral Ward: +133 Tram or Ferry, Balmoral Ward: 0 Taxi, Balmoral Ward: +1 Car - as driver, Balmoral Ward: +119 Car - as passenger, Balmoral Ward: -45 Truck, Balmoral Ward: -32 Motorbike, Balmoral Ward: -12 Bicycle, Balmoral Ward: +16 Walked only, Balmoral Ward: -13 Other, Balmoral Ward: -9 Worked at home, Balmoral Ward: 0 Did not go to work, Balmoral Ward: -10 Not stated, Balmoral Ward: -23
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 926 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Balmoral Ward, compared with 4,814 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 Balmoral Ward in 2011, compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully, shows that 13.2% used public transport, while 68.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.1% and 72.7% respectively in the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Balmoral Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by bus (13.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (2.0% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.9% compared to 67.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Balmoral Ward increased by 121 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Bus (+133 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+119 persons)

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