Localy Employed and Method of travel to work – Manningham

 

City of Manningham

Residents’ place of work

36,052, or 67.8% of the City of Manningham’s working residents travel outside of the area to work.

Where do the City of Manningham’s residents go to work? Journey to Work data shows how many residents work locally, and how many commute out of the area and where they commute to. Some areas consist mainly of dormitory’ suburbs and the majority of the residents commute out to work.  Other areas have large employment centres which attract a local workforce. Understanding where the City of Manningham’s residents go to work assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.  It also helps to clarify the economic and employment drivers across areas and assists in understanding the degree of employment self-containment within the City of Manningham.

Derived from the Census:

‘For the main job held last week, what was the person’s workplace address?’

Employed persons aged 15 or more

Overview

Employment location of residents
City of Manningham

2011

Number

%

Live and work in the area

11,039

20.8

Live and work in the same SLA

10,348

19.5

Live in the area and work in different SLA

691

1.3

Live in the area, but work outside

36,052

67.8

Work location unknown

6,102

11.5

Total employed residents

53,193

100.0

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

Please refer to the specific data notes for more information

Method of travel to work

In the City of Manningham 714 people ride their bike or walk to work.

My comments; The 714 includes 152 by bike 0.3% Despite all the publicity and glossy study brochures residents are not cycling to work. Greater Melbourne has four times the rate at 1.3%

The City of Manningham’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?’

Persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
City of Manningham

2011

2006

Change

Main method of travel

Number

%

Greater Melbourne

Number

%

Greater Melbourne

2006 to 2011

Train

1,713

3.3

10.0

1,452

2.8

8.5

+261

Bus

3,956

7.5

1.5

2,915

5.6

1.2

+1,041

Tram or Ferry

44

0.1

2.3

50

0.1

2.0

-6

Taxi

69

0.1

0.2

66

0.1

0.2

+3

Car – as driver

34,556

65.6

60.6

34,469

66.1

61.2

+87

Car – as passenger

2,497

4.7

4.3

2,680

5.1

4.7

-183

Truck

365

0.7

0.7

470

0.9

0.9

-105

Motorbike

139

0.3

0.4

149

0.3

0.5

-10

Bicycle

152

0.3

1.3

119

0.2

1.1

+33

Walked only

562

1.1

2.9

560

1.1

3.0

+2

Other

457

0.9

1.0

421

0.8

0.9

+36

Worked at home

2,704

5.1

3.7

2,640

5.1

3.7

+64

Did not go to work

4,660

8.9

9.4

5,192

10.0

10.2

-532

Not stated

779

1.5

1.6

978

1.9

1.9

-199

Total employed persons aged 15+

52,653

100.0

100.0

52,161

100.0

100.0

+492

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by.id, the population experts.

 

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