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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the City of Brimbank 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 Brimbank'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 Brimbank 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver50,01965.560.545,24866.561.0+4,771
Car, as passenger4,4825.94.34,3046.34.7+178
Train5,1736.86.03,8745.75.1+1,299
Train and Car1,4271.91.61,0611.61.4+366
Train and other1,1491.51.68091.21.3+340
Train and multiple other methods7931.00.85380.80.6+255
Bus7461.01.25360.81.0+210
Bus and car960.10.1700.10.1+26
Bus and other (not train)300.00.2180.00.1+12
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)260.00.070.00.0+19
Ferry200.00.070.00.0+13
Tram460.12.2440.11.9+2
Truck6280.80.77351.10.9-107
Motorbike/Motor scooter2200.30.41810.30.4+39
Bicycle2140.31.31770.31.1+37
Taxi/Other5990.80.64020.60.6+197
Other - multiple methods3650.50.62410.40.6+124
Walked only7721.02.97531.13.0+19
Worked at home1,4871.93.71,4072.13.7+80
Did not go to work6,1078.09.65,7498.410.5+358
Not stated1,9832.61.61,9032.81.9+80

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 Brimbank: 65.5% Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank: 5.9% Train, City of Brimbank: 6.8% Train and Car, City of Brimbank: 1.9% Train and other, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Train and multiple other methods, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Bus, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Bus and car, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), City of Brimbank: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Brimbank: 0.0% Ferry, City of Brimbank: 0.0% Tram, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Truck, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank: 0.5% Worked at home, City of Brimbank: 1.9% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank: 8.0% Not stated, City of Brimbank: 2.6%
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 Brimbank: +4,771 Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank: +178 Train, City of Brimbank: +1,299 Train and Car, City of Brimbank: +366 Train and other, City of Brimbank: +340 Train and multiple other methods, City of Brimbank: +255 Bus, City of Brimbank: +210 Bus and car, City of Brimbank: +26 Bus and other (not train), City of Brimbank: +12 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Brimbank: +19 Ferry, City of Brimbank: +13 Tram, City of Brimbank: +2 Truck, City of Brimbank: -107 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank: +39 Bicycle, City of Brimbank: +37 Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank: +197 Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank: +124 Worked at home, City of Brimbank: +80 Did not go to work, City of Brimbank: +358 Not stated, City of Brimbank: +80
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 9,460 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Brimbank, compared with 55,175 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 Brimbank shows that 12.4% used public transport, while 72.2% 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 Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (65.5% compared to 60.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Tram (0.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.0% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (1.9% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+4,771 local labour force)
  • Train (+1,299 local labour force)
  • Train and Car (+366 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+358 local labour force)

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