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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Nillumbik 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 Nillumbik 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 Nillumbik 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
Nillumbik Shire - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver7,25062.461.86,97760.361.2+273
Car, as passenger4974.34.64904.24.8+7
Train750.64.8800.74.3-5
Train and Car340.31.2300.31.2+4
Train and other410.41.3230.21.1+18
Train and multiple other methods300.30.6180.20.5+12
Bus830.71.0650.60.8+18
Bus and car120.10.1140.10.1-2
Bus and other (not train)90.10.100.00.1+9
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)60.10.000.00.0+6
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.01.700.01.60
Truck1331.10.81431.20.9-10
Motorbike/Motor scooter150.10.4290.30.5-14
Bicycle400.31.2400.31.20
Taxi/Other560.50.7590.50.6-3
Other - multiple methods450.40.6360.30.6+9
Walked only3312.83.33703.23.6-39
Worked at home1,53013.24.41,50513.04.6+25
Did not go to work1,31711.310.11,50613.010.9-189
Not stated1171.01.11781.51.2-61

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, Nillumbik Shire: 62.4% Car, as passenger, Nillumbik Shire: 4.3% Train, Nillumbik Shire: 0.6% Train and Car, Nillumbik Shire: 0.3% Train and other, Nillumbik Shire: 0.4% Train and multiple other methods, Nillumbik Shire: 0.3% Bus, Nillumbik Shire: 0.7% Bus and car, Nillumbik Shire: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Nillumbik Shire: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Nillumbik Shire: 0.1% Ferry, Nillumbik Shire: 0.0% Tram, Nillumbik Shire: 0.0% Truck, Nillumbik Shire: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Nillumbik Shire: 0.1% Bicycle, Nillumbik Shire: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Nillumbik Shire: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, Nillumbik Shire: 0.4% Worked at home, Nillumbik Shire: 13.2% Did not go to work, Nillumbik Shire: 11.3% Not stated, Nillumbik Shire: 1.0%
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, Nillumbik Shire: +273 Car, as passenger, Nillumbik Shire: +7 Train, Nillumbik Shire: -5 Train and Car, Nillumbik Shire: +4 Train and other, Nillumbik Shire: +18 Train and multiple other methods, Nillumbik Shire: +12 Bus, Nillumbik Shire: +18 Bus and car, Nillumbik Shire: -2 Bus and other (not train), Nillumbik Shire: +9 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Nillumbik Shire: +6 Ferry, Nillumbik Shire: 0 Tram, Nillumbik Shire: 0 Truck, Nillumbik Shire: -10 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Nillumbik Shire: -14 Bicycle, Nillumbik Shire: 0 Taxi/Other, Nillumbik Shire: -3 Other - multiple methods, Nillumbik Shire: +9 Worked at home, Nillumbik Shire: +25 Did not go to work, Nillumbik Shire: -189 Not stated, Nillumbik Shire: -61
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 290 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Nillumbik Shire, compared with 7,880 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 Nillumbik Shire in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that 2.5% used public transport, while 67.8% 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 Nillumbik Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (13.2% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (11.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • 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 Nillumbik Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+273 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-189 local workers)
  • Walked only (-39 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+25 local workers)

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