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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Boroondara, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Victoria.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the City of Boroondara is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the City of Boroondara, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

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

Local workers method of travel to work
City of Boroondara - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver39,02563.061.837,62763.561.2+1,398
Car, as passenger1,9073.14.62,0143.44.8-107
Train2,5104.14.81,8783.24.3+632
Train and Car5260.81.23980.71.2+128
Train and other1,1241.81.37741.31.1+350
Train and multiple other methods3950.60.62640.40.5+131
Bus3080.51.02370.40.8+71
Bus and car340.10.1120.00.1+22
Bus and other (not train)1350.20.11270.20.1+8
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)150.00.0220.00.0-7
Ferry40.00.070.00.0-3
Tram1,2202.01.79961.71.6+224
Truck1470.20.81450.20.9+2
Motorbike/Motor scooter2410.40.42020.30.5+39
Bicycle6791.11.25320.91.2+147
Taxi/Other3280.50.73140.50.6+14
Other - multiple methods4000.60.63390.60.6+61
Walked only2,2863.73.32,1383.63.6+148
Worked at home4,2746.94.44,0706.94.6+204
Did not go to work5,9339.610.16,56111.110.9-628
Not stated4480.71.16261.11.2-178

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local workers method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, Victoria: 61.8% Car, as passenger, Victoria: 4.6% Train, Victoria: 4.8% Train and Car, Victoria: 1.2% Train and other, Victoria: 1.3% Train and multiple other methods, Victoria: 0.6% Bus, Victoria: 1.0% Bus and car, Victoria: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Victoria: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Victoria: 0.0% Ferry, Victoria: 0.0% Tram, Victoria: 1.7% Truck, Victoria: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria: 0.4% Bicycle, Victoria: 1.2% Taxi/Other, Victoria: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Victoria: 0.6% Worked at home, Victoria: 4.4% Did not go to work, Victoria: 10.1% Not stated, Victoria: 1.1% Car, as driver, City of Boroondara: 63.0% Car, as passenger, City of Boroondara: 3.1% Train, City of Boroondara: 4.1% Train and Car, City of Boroondara: 0.8% Train and other, City of Boroondara: 1.8% Train and multiple other methods, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Bus, City of Boroondara: 0.5% Bus and car, City of Boroondara: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), City of Boroondara: 0.2% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Boroondara: 0.0% Ferry, City of Boroondara: 0.0% Tram, City of Boroondara: 2.0% Truck, City of Boroondara: 0.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Boroondara: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Taxi/Other, City of Boroondara: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Worked at home, City of Boroondara: 6.9% Did not go to work, City of Boroondara: 9.6% Not stated, City of Boroondara: 0.7%
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 workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, City of Boroondara: +1,398 Car, as passenger, City of Boroondara: -107 Train, City of Boroondara: +632 Train and Car, City of Boroondara: +128 Train and other, City of Boroondara: +350 Train and multiple other methods, City of Boroondara: +131 Bus, City of Boroondara: +71 Bus and car, City of Boroondara: +22 Bus and other (not train), City of Boroondara: +8 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Boroondara: -7 Ferry, City of Boroondara: -3 Tram, City of Boroondara: +224 Truck, City of Boroondara: +2 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Boroondara: +39 Bicycle, City of Boroondara: +147 Taxi/Other, City of Boroondara: +14 Other - multiple methods, City of Boroondara: +61 Worked at home, City of Boroondara: +204 Did not go to work, City of Boroondara: -628 Not stated, City of Boroondara: -178
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 5,051 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Boroondara, compared with 42,299 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the City of Boroondara in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that 8.2% used public transport, while 68.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.3% and 68.9% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (6.9% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (63.0% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.1% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,398 local workers)
  • Train (+632 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-628 local workers)
  • Train and other (+350 local workers)

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