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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the City of Wyndham have 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 Wyndham'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 Wyndham 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver50,71365.661.435,93367.161.0+14,780
Car, as passenger4,7566.24.63,3746.34.9+1,382
Train4,1075.34.82,1544.04.0+1,953
Train and Car2,0672.71.39321.71.1+1,135
Train and other1,0011.31.25431.01.0+458
Train and multiple other methods1,0181.30.63850.70.5+633
Bus4340.61.02140.40.9+220
Bus and car870.10.1460.10.1+41
Bus and other (not train)60.00.180.00.1-2
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.030.00.0-3
Ferry200.00.0120.00.0+8
Tram410.11.7160.01.6+25
Truck5640.70.84960.91.0+68
Motorbike/Motor scooter3030.40.42470.50.5+56
Bicycle2490.31.21760.31.1+73
Taxi/Other4230.50.72610.50.7+162
Other - multiple methods4720.60.62570.50.6+215
Walked only8541.13.36681.23.7+186
Worked at home1,9122.54.31,2412.34.6+671
Did not go to work7,0629.110.15,57010.410.9+1,492
Not stated1,1651.51.69871.81.9+178

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, City of Wyndham: 65.6% Car, as passenger, City of Wyndham: 6.2% Train, City of Wyndham: 5.3% Train and Car, City of Wyndham: 2.7% Train and other, City of Wyndham: 1.3% Train and multiple other methods, City of Wyndham: 1.3% Bus, City of Wyndham: 0.6% Bus and car, City of Wyndham: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), City of Wyndham: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Wyndham: 0.0% Ferry, City of Wyndham: 0.0% Tram, City of Wyndham: 0.1% Truck, City of Wyndham: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Wyndham: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Wyndham: 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Wyndham: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, City of Wyndham: 0.6% Worked at home, City of Wyndham: 2.5% Did not go to work, City of Wyndham: 9.1% Not stated, City of Wyndham: 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 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 Wyndham: +14,780 Car, as passenger, City of Wyndham: +1,382 Train, City of Wyndham: +1,953 Train and Car, City of Wyndham: +1,135 Train and other, City of Wyndham: +458 Train and multiple other methods, City of Wyndham: +633 Bus, City of Wyndham: +220 Bus and car, City of Wyndham: +41 Bus and other (not train), City of Wyndham: -2 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Wyndham: -3 Ferry, City of Wyndham: +8 Tram, City of Wyndham: +25 Truck, City of Wyndham: +68 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Wyndham: +56 Bicycle, City of Wyndham: +73 Taxi/Other, City of Wyndham: +162 Other - multiple methods, City of Wyndham: +215 Worked at home, City of Wyndham: +671 Did not go to work, City of Wyndham: +1,492 Not stated, City of Wyndham: +178
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 8,740 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Wyndham, compared with 56,074 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 Wyndham shows that 11.3% used public transport, while 72.6% 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 Wyndham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (65.6% compared to 61.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (2.5% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Tram (0.1% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+14,780 local labour force)
  • Train (+1,953 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+1,492 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (+1,382 local labour force)

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