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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Brimbank, 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 Brimbank 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 Brimbank, 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 Brimbank - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver38,69075.661.833,68073.961.2+5,010
Car, as passenger2,7395.34.62,6375.84.8+102
Train5091.04.83850.84.3+124
Train and Car1000.21.21030.21.2-3
Train and other3070.61.31850.41.1+122
Train and multiple other methods1130.20.6820.20.5+31
Bus4490.91.03120.70.8+137
Bus and car520.10.1400.10.1+12
Bus and other (not train)260.10.1120.00.1+14
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)150.00.070.00.0+8
Ferry60.00.000.00.0+6
Tram220.01.7160.01.6+6
Truck4690.90.85751.30.9-106
Motorbike/Motor scooter1350.30.41710.40.5-36
Bicycle2030.41.21870.41.2+16
Taxi/Other2800.50.72250.50.6+55
Other - multiple methods2170.40.61580.30.6+59
Walked only6221.23.36671.53.6-45
Worked at home1,3722.74.41,3252.94.6+47
Did not go to work4,2238.210.14,0889.010.9+135
Not stated6531.31.17041.51.2-51

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 Brimbank: 75.6% Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank: 5.3% Train, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Train and Car, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Train and other, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Train and multiple other methods, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Bus, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Bus and car, City of Brimbank: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), City of Brimbank: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Brimbank: 0.0% Ferry, City of Brimbank: 0.0% Tram, City of Brimbank: 0.0% Truck, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Brimbank: 0.4% Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank: 0.4% Worked at home, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank: 8.2% Not stated, City of Brimbank: 1.3%
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 Brimbank: +5,010 Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank: +102 Train, City of Brimbank: +124 Train and Car, City of Brimbank: -3 Train and other, City of Brimbank: +122 Train and multiple other methods, City of Brimbank: +31 Bus, City of Brimbank: +137 Bus and car, City of Brimbank: +12 Bus and other (not train), City of Brimbank: +14 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Brimbank: +8 Ferry, City of Brimbank: +6 Tram, City of Brimbank: +6 Truck, City of Brimbank: -106 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank: -36 Bicycle, City of Brimbank: +16 Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank: +55 Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank: +59 Worked at home, City of Brimbank: +47 Did not go to work, City of Brimbank: +135 Not stated, City of Brimbank: -51
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 1,577 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Brimbank, compared with 41,920 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 Brimbank in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that 3.1% used public transport, while 81.9% 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 Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (75.6% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (1.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not go to work (8.2% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+5,010 local workers)
  • Bus (+137 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+135 local workers)
  • Train (+124 local workers)

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