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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the City of Boroondara have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Greater Melbourne.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Boroondara's local resident workers use (either within or outside the local area), informs decision-makers about the effectiveness of transport modes, routes and availability of local public transport.

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 between place of residence and place of work;
  • The number of motor vehicles available within a household; and
  • The travel distance to work, which for example, can allow people to walk or bicycle to their place of employment.

Method of Travel to Work data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local resident workers method of travel to work
City of Boroondara 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver42,43852.960.541,78454.361.0+654
Car, as passenger2,5863.24.32,6383.44.7-52
Train6,9868.76.05,7007.45.1+1,286
Train and Car1,0641.31.67401.01.4+324
Train and other1,6022.01.61,4291.91.3+173
Train and multiple other methods4840.60.83450.40.6+139
Bus1,1191.41.29691.31.0+150
Bus and car910.10.1690.10.1+22
Bus and other (not train)2970.40.22430.30.1+54
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)630.10.0370.00.0+26
Ferry240.00.0280.00.0-4
Tram3,9775.02.23,3544.41.9+623
Truck1580.20.72000.30.9-42
Motorbike/Motor scooter3330.40.43160.40.4+17
Bicycle1,4901.91.31,1561.51.1+334
Taxi/Other5590.70.64810.60.6+78
Other - multiple methods4930.60.66130.80.6-120
Walked only2,7503.42.92,5323.33.0+218
Worked at home4,6755.83.74,3705.73.7+305
Did not go to work8,20110.29.68,76911.410.5-568
Not stated9061.11.61,2391.61.9-333

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

Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, Greater Melbourne: 60.5% Car, as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Train, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Train and Car, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Train and other, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Train and multiple other methods, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Bus and car, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Greater Melbourne: 0.0% Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% Tram, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Taxi/Other, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Other - multiple methods, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 9.6% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Car, as driver, City of Boroondara: 52.9% Car, as passenger, City of Boroondara: 3.2% Train, City of Boroondara: 8.7% Train and Car, City of Boroondara: 1.3% Train and other, City of Boroondara: 2.0% Train and multiple other methods, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Bus, City of Boroondara: 1.4% Bus and car, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), City of Boroondara: 0.4% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Boroondara: 0.1% Ferry, City of Boroondara: 0.0% Tram, City of Boroondara: 5.0% Truck, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Boroondara: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Taxi/Other, City of Boroondara: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Worked at home, City of Boroondara: 5.8% Did not go to work, City of Boroondara: 10.2% Not stated, City of Boroondara: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, City of Boroondara: +654 Car, as passenger, City of Boroondara: -52 Train, City of Boroondara: +1,286 Train and Car, City of Boroondara: +324 Train and other, City of Boroondara: +173 Train and multiple other methods, City of Boroondara: +139 Bus, City of Boroondara: +150 Bus and car, City of Boroondara: +22 Bus and other (not train), City of Boroondara: +54 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Boroondara: +26 Ferry, City of Boroondara: -4 Tram, City of Boroondara: +623 Truck, City of Boroondara: -42 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Boroondara: +17 Bicycle, City of Boroondara: +334 Taxi/Other, City of Boroondara: +78 Other - multiple methods, City of Boroondara: -120 Worked at home, City of Boroondara: +305 Did not go to work, City of Boroondara: -568 Not stated, City of Boroondara: -333
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 11,730 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Boroondara, compared with 49,159 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the City of Boroondara shows that 14.6% used public transport, while 61.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 11.5% and 67.7% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Tram (5.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (8.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (5.8% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (52.9% compared to 60.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in the City of Boroondara between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Train (+1,286 local labour force)
  • Car, as driver (+654 local labour force)
  • Tram (+623 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (-568 local labour force)

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