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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Nillumbik Shire have a lower 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 Nillumbik Shire'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
Nillumbik Shire 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver22,06066.761.421,28665.761.0+774
Car, as passenger1,1753.64.61,2763.94.9-101
Train1,4214.34.81,2283.84.0+193
Train and Car7232.21.36261.91.1+97
Train and other2270.71.21620.51.0+65
Train and multiple other methods1930.60.61230.40.5+70
Bus1640.51.01080.30.9+56
Bus and car570.20.1440.10.1+13
Bus and other (not train)00.00.100.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)100.00.060.00.0+4
Ferry00.00.060.00.0-6
Tram170.11.760.01.6+11
Truck3471.00.83841.21.0-37
Motorbike/Motor scooter1070.30.41380.40.5-31
Bicycle1180.41.2710.21.1+47
Taxi/Other1320.40.71320.40.70
Other - multiple methods1810.50.61650.50.6+16
Walked only4141.33.34711.53.7-57
Worked at home1,7425.34.31,6975.24.6+45
Did not go to work3,57810.810.13,83211.810.9-254
Not stated4241.31.66271.91.9-203

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, 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, Nillumbik Shire: 66.7% Car, as passenger, Nillumbik Shire: 3.6% Train, Nillumbik Shire: 4.3% Train and Car, Nillumbik Shire: 2.2% Train and other, Nillumbik Shire: 0.7% Train and multiple other methods, Nillumbik Shire: 0.6% Bus, Nillumbik Shire: 0.5% Bus and car, Nillumbik Shire: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Nillumbik Shire: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Nillumbik Shire: 0.0% Ferry, Nillumbik Shire: 0.0% Tram, Nillumbik Shire: 0.1% Truck, Nillumbik Shire: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Nillumbik Shire: 0.3% Bicycle, Nillumbik Shire: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Nillumbik Shire: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Nillumbik Shire: 0.5% Worked at home, Nillumbik Shire: 5.3% Did not go to work, Nillumbik Shire: 10.8% Not stated, Nillumbik Shire: 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 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, Nillumbik Shire: +774 Car, as passenger, Nillumbik Shire: -101 Train, Nillumbik Shire: +193 Train and Car, Nillumbik Shire: +97 Train and other, Nillumbik Shire: +65 Train and multiple other methods, Nillumbik Shire: +70 Bus, Nillumbik Shire: +56 Bus and car, Nillumbik Shire: +13 Bus and other (not train), Nillumbik Shire: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Nillumbik Shire: +4 Ferry, Nillumbik Shire: -6 Tram, Nillumbik Shire: +11 Truck, Nillumbik Shire: -37 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Nillumbik Shire: -31 Bicycle, Nillumbik Shire: +47 Taxi/Other, Nillumbik Shire: 0 Other - multiple methods, Nillumbik Shire: +16 Worked at home, Nillumbik Shire: +45 Did not go to work, Nillumbik Shire: -254 Not stated, Nillumbik Shire: -203
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 2,795 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Nillumbik Shire, compared with 23,599 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 Nillumbik Shire shows that 8.4% used public transport, while 71.3% 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 Nillumbik Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (66.7% compared to 61.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.3% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Tram (0.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as passenger (3.6% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+774 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (-254 local labour force)
  • Train (+193 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (-101 local labour force)

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