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Local labour force - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the City of Monash has a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Victoria.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Monash's local labour force uses (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 By Industry 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 labour force method of travel to work
City of Monash 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver47,61560.861.445,80761.461.0+1,808
Car, as passenger3,2884.24.63,2814.44.9+7
Train5,9727.64.84,9956.74.0+977
Train and Car2,0942.71.31,7422.31.1+352
Train and other1,5632.01.21,1541.51.0+409
Train and multiple other methods8691.10.66270.80.5+242
Bus1,4371.81.01,0171.40.9+420
Bus and car1550.20.1980.10.1+57
Bus and other (not train)520.10.1410.10.1+11
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)240.00.0160.00.0+8
Ferry130.00.0100.00.0+3
Tram960.11.7950.11.6+1
Truck4060.50.85290.71.0-123
Motorbike/Motor scooter2580.30.42650.40.5-7
Bicycle5870.71.25780.81.1+9
Taxi/Other4200.50.74080.50.7+12
Other - multiple methods4100.50.63220.40.6+88
Walked only1,7892.33.31,7022.33.7+87
Worked at home2,9293.74.32,8053.84.6+124
Did not go to work7,1939.210.17,74410.410.9-551
Not stated1,1651.51.61,3081.81.9-143

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

Local labour force method of travel to work, 2011
Local labour force method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, Victoria: 61.4% Car, as passenger, Victoria: 4.6% Train, Victoria: 4.8% Train and Car, Victoria: 1.3% Train and other, Victoria: 1.2% 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: 4.3% Did not go to work, Victoria: 10.1% Not stated, Victoria: 1.6% Car, as driver, City of Monash: 60.8% Car, as passenger, City of Monash: 4.2% Train, City of Monash: 7.6% Train and Car, City of Monash: 2.7% Train and other, City of Monash: 2.0% Train and multiple other methods, City of Monash: 1.1% Bus, City of Monash: 1.8% Bus and car, City of Monash: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), City of Monash: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Monash: 0.0% Ferry, City of Monash: 0.0% Tram, City of Monash: 0.1% Truck, City of Monash: 0.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Monash: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Monash: 0.7% Taxi/Other, City of Monash: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, City of Monash: 0.5% Worked at home, City of Monash: 3.7% Did not go to work, City of Monash: 9.2% Not stated, City of Monash: 1.5%
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 labour force method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, City of Monash: +1,808 Car, as passenger, City of Monash: +7 Train, City of Monash: +977 Train and Car, City of Monash: +352 Train and other, City of Monash: +409 Train and multiple other methods, City of Monash: +242 Bus, City of Monash: +420 Bus and car, City of Monash: +57 Bus and other (not train), City of Monash: +11 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Monash: +8 Ferry, City of Monash: +3 Tram, City of Monash: +1 Truck, City of Monash: -123 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Monash: -7 Bicycle, City of Monash: +9 Taxi/Other, City of Monash: +12 Other - multiple methods, City of Monash: +88 Worked at home, City of Monash: +124 Did not go to work, City of Monash: -551 Not stated, City of Monash: -143
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 12,179 people in the local labour force who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Monash, compared with 51,405 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 Monash shows that 15.5% used public transport, while 65.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.3% and 68.5% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the City of Monash and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled to work by Train (7.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled to work by Train and Car (2.7% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled to work by Tram (0.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled to work by Walked only (2.3% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,808 people)
  • Train (+977 people)
  • Did not go to work (-551 people)
  • Bus (+420 people)

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