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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Monash, 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 Monash 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 Monash, 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 Monash - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver67,08674.861.865,24073.961.2+1,846
Car, as passenger3,1733.54.63,4603.94.8-287
Train1,0051.14.88721.04.3+133
Train and Car2300.31.22190.21.2+11
Train and other9381.01.37800.91.1+158
Train and multiple other methods4030.40.63190.40.5+84
Bus1,3541.51.01,1421.30.8+212
Bus and car1570.20.11140.10.1+43
Bus and other (not train)570.10.1550.10.1+2
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)260.00.0300.00.0-4
Ferry00.00.0150.00.0-15
Tram510.11.7490.11.6+2
Truck3740.40.85880.70.9-214
Motorbike/Motor scooter3090.30.43660.40.5-57
Bicycle5960.71.26170.71.2-21
Taxi/Other4580.50.74210.50.6+37
Other - multiple methods3880.40.63250.40.6+63
Walked only1,5711.83.31,6481.93.6-77
Worked at home2,9443.34.42,7813.14.6+163
Did not go to work7,8898.810.18,4019.510.9-512
Not stated7090.81.18781.01.2-169

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 Monash: 74.8% Car, as passenger, City of Monash: 3.5% Train, City of Monash: 1.1% Train and Car, City of Monash: 0.3% Train and other, City of Monash: 1.0% Train and multiple other methods, City of Monash: 0.4% Bus, City of Monash: 1.5% 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: 0.4% 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: 0.4% Worked at home, City of Monash: 3.3% Did not go to work, City of Monash: 8.8% Not stated, City of Monash: 0.8%
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 Monash: +1,846 Car, as passenger, City of Monash: -287 Train, City of Monash: +133 Train and Car, City of Monash: +11 Train and other, City of Monash: +158 Train and multiple other methods, City of Monash: +84 Bus, City of Monash: +212 Bus and car, City of Monash: +43 Bus and other (not train), City of Monash: +2 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Monash: -4 Ferry, City of Monash: -15 Tram, City of Monash: +2 Truck, City of Monash: -214 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Monash: -57 Bicycle, City of Monash: -21 Taxi/Other, City of Monash: +37 Other - multiple methods, City of Monash: +63 Worked at home, City of Monash: +163 Did not go to work, City of Monash: -512 Not stated, City of Monash: -169
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 4,170 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Monash, compared with 70,684 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 Monash in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that 4.6% used public transport, while 78.8% 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 Monash and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (74.8% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by tram (0.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (1.8% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,846 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-512 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-287 local workers)
  • Truck (-214 local workers)

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