2071.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Commuting to Work - More Stories from the Census, 2016  
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INTERACTIVE MAPS

COMMUTING DISTANCE

The following pages contain interactive maps that allow users to explore the commuting distances of employed Australians for Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2s).

The two maps included are:


A different picture of commuting distance emerges depending on which way we look at the origin and destination of workers. The average commuting distance reported for a community (such as an SA2) will generally differ depending on if we look through the lens of people who live in that area (Place of Usual Residence) and people who work in that area (Place of Work). Two separate maps were produced to allow users to view commutes distances from Place of Usual Residence and to Place of Work.

For comparison, Map 1 and 2 illustrate examples of the flow of commutes based on where people live (Place of Usual Residence) and where people work (Place of Work) respectively.

Information about the geographic areas used in the interactive maps is available on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) page.

The underlying data used to create the interactive maps is available in data cubes from the Downloads tab at the top of this page, and additional user notes can be found in the Explanatory Notes tab

MAP 1 - FLOW OF COMMUTES FROM USUAL RESIDENCE – Melbourne, SA2s, 2016

(a) This map has been created for visualising the flow of commuters only, and is not representative of the commuting distance data.
Source(s): ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2016

MAP 2 - FLOW OF COMMUTES TO PLACE OF WORK – Melbourne, SA2s, 2016

(a) This map has been created for visualising the flow of commuters only, and is not representative of the commuting distance data.
Source(s): ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2016