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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Wyndham, 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 Wyndham 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 Wyndham, 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 Wyndham - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver31,78173.261.826,67672.661.2+5,105
Car, as passenger2,6126.04.62,3366.44.8+276
Train2600.64.82100.64.3+50
Train and Car910.21.2540.11.2+37
Train and other2080.51.31520.41.1+56
Train and multiple other methods720.20.6620.20.5+10
Bus3460.81.02110.60.8+135
Bus and car530.10.1410.10.1+12
Bus and other (not train)130.00.140.00.1+9
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.000.00.00
Ferry70.00.000.00.0+7
Tram150.01.730.01.6+12
Truck3880.90.84111.10.9-23
Motorbike/Motor scooter1150.30.41270.30.5-12
Bicycle2110.51.22040.61.2+7
Taxi/Other2240.50.71710.50.6+53
Other - multiple methods2150.50.61780.50.6+37
Walked only6671.53.36151.73.6+52
Worked at home1,6463.84.41,1653.24.6+481
Did not go to work4,0399.310.13,70610.110.9+333
Not stated4361.01.14331.21.2+3

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 Wyndham: 73.2% Car, as passenger, City of Wyndham: 6.0% Train, City of Wyndham: 0.6% Train and Car, City of Wyndham: 0.2% Train and other, City of Wyndham: 0.5% Train and multiple other methods, City of Wyndham: 0.2% Bus, City of Wyndham: 0.8% 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: 0.0% Truck, City of Wyndham: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Wyndham: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Wyndham: 0.5% Taxi/Other, City of Wyndham: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, City of Wyndham: 0.5% Worked at home, City of Wyndham: 3.8% Did not go to work, City of Wyndham: 9.3% Not stated, City of Wyndham: 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, City of Wyndham: +5,105 Car, as passenger, City of Wyndham: +276 Train, City of Wyndham: +50 Train and Car, City of Wyndham: +37 Train and other, City of Wyndham: +56 Train and multiple other methods, City of Wyndham: +10 Bus, City of Wyndham: +135 Bus and car, City of Wyndham: +12 Bus and other (not train), City of Wyndham: +9 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Wyndham: 0 Ferry, City of Wyndham: +7 Tram, City of Wyndham: +12 Truck, City of Wyndham: -23 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Wyndham: -12 Bicycle, City of Wyndham: +7 Taxi/Other, City of Wyndham: +53 Other - multiple methods, City of Wyndham: +37 Worked at home, City of Wyndham: +481 Did not go to work, City of Wyndham: +333 Not stated, City of Wyndham: +3
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 1,050 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Wyndham, compared with 34,796 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 Wyndham in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that 2.4% used public transport, while 80.2% 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 Wyndham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (73.2% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (1.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • 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 the City of Wyndham between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+5,105 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+481 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+333 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+276 local workers)

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