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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Cardinia Shire, 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 Cardinia Shire 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 Cardinia Shire, 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
Cardinia Shire - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver10,64965.561.88,42860.961.2+2,221
Car, as passenger8775.44.66494.74.8+228
Train950.64.8620.44.3+33
Train and Car160.11.2300.21.2-14
Train and other350.21.3240.21.1+11
Train and multiple other methods180.10.640.00.5+14
Bus630.41.0580.40.8+5
Bus and car70.00.100.00.1+7
Bus and other (not train)00.00.100.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.000.00.00
Ferry60.00.000.00.0+6
Tram00.01.700.01.60
Truck2291.40.82491.80.9-20
Motorbike/Motor scooter420.30.4450.30.5-3
Bicycle380.21.2510.41.2-13
Taxi/Other830.50.7900.60.6-7
Other - multiple methods730.40.6790.60.6-6
Walked only5153.23.35303.83.6-15
Worked at home1,64310.14.41,66712.04.6-24
Did not go to work1,69910.410.11,69512.210.9+4
Not stated1791.11.11871.41.2-8

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, Cardinia Shire: 65.5% Car, as passenger, Cardinia Shire: 5.4% Train, Cardinia Shire: 0.6% Train and Car, Cardinia Shire: 0.1% Train and other, Cardinia Shire: 0.2% Train and multiple other methods, Cardinia Shire: 0.1% Bus, Cardinia Shire: 0.4% Bus and car, Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Bus and other (not train), Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Ferry, Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Tram, Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Truck, Cardinia Shire: 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cardinia Shire: 0.3% Bicycle, Cardinia Shire: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Cardinia Shire: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, Cardinia Shire: 0.4% Worked at home, Cardinia Shire: 10.1% Did not go to work, Cardinia Shire: 10.4% Not stated, Cardinia Shire: 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 workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, Cardinia Shire: +2,221 Car, as passenger, Cardinia Shire: +228 Train, Cardinia Shire: +33 Train and Car, Cardinia Shire: -14 Train and other, Cardinia Shire: +11 Train and multiple other methods, Cardinia Shire: +14 Bus, Cardinia Shire: +5 Bus and car, Cardinia Shire: +7 Bus and other (not train), Cardinia Shire: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Cardinia Shire: 0 Ferry, Cardinia Shire: +6 Tram, Cardinia Shire: 0 Truck, Cardinia Shire: -20 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cardinia Shire: -3 Bicycle, Cardinia Shire: -13 Taxi/Other, Cardinia Shire: -7 Other - multiple methods, Cardinia Shire: -6 Worked at home, Cardinia Shire: -24 Did not go to work, Cardinia Shire: +4 Not stated, Cardinia Shire: -8
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 240 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Cardinia Shire, compared with 11,755 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 Cardinia Shire in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that 1.5% used public transport, while 72.3% 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 Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (10.1% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (65.5% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by tram (0.0% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in Cardinia Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+2,221 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+228 local workers)
  • Train (+33 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-24 local workers)

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