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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the City of Casey have a lower 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 Casey'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 Casey 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver84,47970.760.570,04669.661.0+14,433
Car, as passenger6,6675.64.35,7725.74.7+895
Train3,9383.36.02,5892.65.1+1,349
Train and Car1,7271.41.61,2251.21.4+502
Train and other1,0160.91.67710.81.3+245
Train and multiple other methods7310.60.84970.50.6+234
Bus9360.81.25800.61.0+356
Bus and car1560.10.1850.10.1+71
Bus and other (not train)50.00.2130.00.1-8
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)170.00.0100.00.0+7
Ferry270.00.0210.00.0+6
Tram310.02.2160.01.9+15
Truck1,4871.20.71,5291.50.9-42
Motorbike/Motor scooter3590.30.44700.50.4-111
Bicycle1520.11.32410.21.1-89
Taxi/Other5870.50.64920.50.6+95
Other - multiple methods5600.50.63930.40.6+167
Walked only9790.82.91,0301.03.0-51
Worked at home3,3562.83.72,9132.93.7+443
Did not go to work10,3068.69.69,8159.710.5+491
Not stated2,0181.71.62,1632.11.9-145

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 Casey: 70.7% Car, as passenger, City of Casey: 5.6% Train, City of Casey: 3.3% Train and Car, City of Casey: 1.4% Train and other, City of Casey: 0.9% Train and multiple other methods, City of Casey: 0.6% Bus, City of Casey: 0.8% Bus and car, City of Casey: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), City of Casey: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Casey: 0.0% Ferry, City of Casey: 0.0% Tram, City of Casey: 0.0% Truck, City of Casey: 1.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Casey: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Casey: 0.1% Taxi/Other, City of Casey: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, City of Casey: 0.5% Worked at home, City of Casey: 2.8% Did not go to work, City of Casey: 8.6% Not stated, City of Casey: 1.7%
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 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 Casey: +14,433 Car, as passenger, City of Casey: +895 Train, City of Casey: +1,349 Train and Car, City of Casey: +502 Train and other, City of Casey: +245 Train and multiple other methods, City of Casey: +234 Bus, City of Casey: +356 Bus and car, City of Casey: +71 Bus and other (not train), City of Casey: -8 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Casey: +7 Ferry, City of Casey: +6 Tram, City of Casey: +15 Truck, City of Casey: -42 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Casey: -111 Bicycle, City of Casey: -89 Taxi/Other, City of Casey: +95 Other - multiple methods, City of Casey: +167 Worked at home, City of Casey: +443 Did not go to work, City of Casey: +491 Not stated, City of Casey: -145
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 8,553 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Casey, compared with 92,664 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 Casey shows that 7.2% used public transport, while 77.5% 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 Casey and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (70.7% compared to 60.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (3.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Tram (0.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (0.8% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+14,433 local labour force)
  • Train (+1,349 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (+895 local labour force)
  • Train and Car (+502 local labour force)

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