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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Bayside Council area, there is a higher proportion of local workers using public transport to get to work than the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce.

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 Bayside Council area 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 Bayside Council area, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Bayside Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
Bayside Council area - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver44,28559.868.444,99661.872.4-711
Car, as passenger2,7053.72.13,1424.32.8-437
Train9,66913.111.86,6819.29.0+2,988
Bus2,5693.51.82,2773.11.2+292
Ferry140.00.0100.00.0+4
Tram100.00.090.00.0+1
Truck5580.80.36090.80.5-51
Motorbike/Motor scooter5710.80.74360.60.2+135
Bicycle5040.70.74840.70.2+20
Taxi/Other4340.60.04530.60.0-19
Other - multiple methods8541.20.58571.20.9-3
Walked only2,0132.72.51,9792.72.6+34
Worked at home1,9932.74.21,5572.12.3+436
Did not go to work7,1139.66.58,17611.27.1-1,063
Not stated7281.00.51,1231.50.8-395

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 68.4% Car, as passenger, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 2.1% Train, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 11.8% Bus, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.8% Ferry, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Tram, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Truck, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.7% Bicycle, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.7% Taxi/Other, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.5% Worked at home, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 4.2% Did not go to work, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 6.5% Not stated, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.5% Car, as driver, All industries: 59.8% Car, as passenger, All industries: 3.7% Train, All industries: 13.1% Bus, All industries: 3.5% Ferry, All industries: 0.0% Tram, All industries: 0.0% Truck, All industries: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, All industries: 0.8% Bicycle, All industries: 0.7% Taxi/Other, All industries: 0.6% Other - multiple methods, All industries: 1.2% Worked at home, All industries: 2.7% Did not go to work, All industries: 9.6% Not stated, All industries: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, All industries: -711 Car, as passenger, All industries: -437 Train, All industries: +2,988 Bus, All industries: +292 Ferry, All industries: +4 Tram, All industries: +1 Truck, All industries: -51 Motorbike/Motor scooter, All industries: +135 Bicycle, All industries: +20 Taxi/Other, All industries: -19 Other - multiple methods, All industries: -3 Worked at home, All industries: +436 Did not go to work, All industries: -1,063 Not stated, All industries: -395
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 12,252 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bayside Council area, compared with 47,558 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 Bayside Council area in 2016 compared to the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within Bayside Council area shows that 16.6% used public transport, while 64.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 70.8% respectively in the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within Bayside Council area.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the Bayside Council area and the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (9.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (3.5% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (59.8% compared to 68.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in the Bayside Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Train (+2,988 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-1,063 local workers)
  • Car, as driver (-711 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-437 local workers)

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