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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Greater Bendigo have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as Retail Trade.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Greater Bendigo'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 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Greater Bendigo 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Retail Trade %Number%Retail Trade %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver34,32570.565.030,82167.460.0+3,504
Car, as passenger2,4575.08.22,7996.19.8-342
Train3640.70.43630.80.3+1
Bus4981.01.85111.11.8-13
Ferry200.00.1130.00.1+7
Tram150.00.0180.00.1-3
Truck3600.70.33930.90.4-33
Motorbike/Motor scooter1920.40.32400.50.6-48
Bicycle3840.80.64220.90.9-38
Taxi/Other800.20.1950.20.2-15
Other - multiple methods4991.00.64621.00.6+37
Walked only1,4913.13.21,5493.43.3-58
Worked at home1,8663.81.91,7693.91.8+97
Did not go to work5,67611.717.05,60312.218.8+73
Not stated4540.90.66911.51.5-237

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

Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016
Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 65.0% Car, as passenger, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 8.2% Train, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.4% Bus, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 1.8% Ferry, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.1% Tram, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.0% Truck, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.3% Bicycle, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.6% Taxi/Other, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.6% Worked at home, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 1.9% Did not go to work, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 17.0% Not stated, City of Greater Bendigo - Retail Trade : 0.6% Car, as driver, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 70.5% Car, as passenger, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 5.0% Train, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 0.7% Bus, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 1.0% Ferry, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 0.0% Truck, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 0.8% Taxi/Other, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 1.0% Worked at home, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 3.8% Did not go to work, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 11.7% Not stated, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries : 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +3,504 Car, as passenger, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -342 Train, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +1 Bus, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -13 Ferry, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +7 Tram, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -3 Truck, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -33 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -48 Bicycle, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -38 Taxi/Other, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -15 Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +37 Worked at home, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +97 Did not go to work, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: +73 Not stated, City of Greater Bendigo - All industries: -237
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 882 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Greater Bendigo, compared with 37,157 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Greater Bendigo shows that 1.8% used public transport, while 76.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.3% and 73.5% respectively in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of the City of Greater Bendigo and Retail Trade were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (70.5% compared to 65.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (3.8% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (11.7% compared to 17.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as passenger (5.0% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in the City of Greater Bendigo between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,504 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-342 people)
  • Worked at home (+97 people)
  • Did not go to work (+73 people)

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