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Method of travel to work

In the City of Whittlesea 710 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Whittlesea'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
City of Whittlesea - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Train
5,1277.210.03,4306.28.5+1,697
Bus
9001.31.54770.91.2+423
Tram or Ferry
2420.32.31880.32.0+54
Taxi
1410.20.21090.20.2+32
Car - as driver
49,78470.060.638,22469.661.2+11,560
Car - as passenger
3,4394.84.33,0685.64.7+371
Truck
8181.20.77751.40.9+43
Motorbike
1490.20.41580.30.5-9
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1370.21.31490.31.1-12
map this data in atlas.idWalked only5730.82.95311.03.0+42
Other
6480.91.04180.80.9+230
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,4102.03.71,0661.93.7+344
Did not go to work
6,2808.89.45,0079.110.2+1,273
Not stated
1,4422.01.61,3352.41.9+107

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: 10.0% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Taxi, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Melbourne: 60.6% 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: 3.7% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Train, City of Whittlesea: 7.2% Bus, City of Whittlesea: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, City of Whittlesea: 0.3% Taxi, City of Whittlesea: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Whittlesea: 70.0% Car - as passenger, City of Whittlesea: 4.8% Truck, City of Whittlesea: 1.2% Motorbike, City of Whittlesea: 0.2% Bicycle, City of Whittlesea: 0.2% Walked only, City of Whittlesea: 0.8% Other, City of Whittlesea: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Whittlesea: 2.0% Did not go to work, City of Whittlesea: 8.8% Not stated, City of Whittlesea: 2.0%
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, City of Whittlesea: +1,697 Bus, City of Whittlesea: +423 Tram or Ferry, City of Whittlesea: +54 Taxi, City of Whittlesea: +32 Car - as driver, City of Whittlesea: +11,560 Car - as passenger, City of Whittlesea: +371 Truck, City of Whittlesea: +43 Motorbike, City of Whittlesea: -9 Bicycle, City of Whittlesea: -12 Walked only, City of Whittlesea: +42 Other, City of Whittlesea: +230 Worked at home, City of Whittlesea: +344 Did not go to work, City of Whittlesea: +1,273 Not stated, City of Whittlesea: +107
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 6,269 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Whittlesea, compared with 54,190 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 the City of Whittlesea in 2011, compared to Greater Melbourne, shows that 8.8% used public transport, while 76.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.8% and 66.1% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (70.0% compared to 60.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (7.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (0.8% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by tram or ferry (0.3% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Whittlesea increased by 16,155 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+11,560 persons)
  • Train (+1,697 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+1,273 persons)
  • Bus (+423 persons)

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