4602.2 - Household Water and Energy Use, Victoria, October 2011 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/09/2012
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More inner city Melburnians used public transport than outer Melburnians
People living in Melbourne's Zone 1 are more likely to have used public transport in the last month than people living in Melbourne's Zone 2, according to a recent report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
More than half (57%) of people living in Melbourne Metropolitan Transport Zone 1 used public transport in the last month, significantly higher than the proportion of people living in Zone 2 (29%).
The report found that over half (51%) of people aged 18 to 34 used public transport in the last month, compared with a third (32%) of people aged 35 years and over.
While a similar number of people in Zone 1 and Zone 2 used public transport three to seven days per week, Zone 1 patrons were more likely than Zone 2 patrons to use public transport one to two days a week (28% and 16% respectively).
Zone 2 patrons (21%) were more likely to be low frequency users - less than once a month - than Zone 1 patrons (7%).
The report also found that:
Further details are in Household Water and Energy Use (cat. no. 4602.2), available for free download from www.abs.gov.au.
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