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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Greater Bendigo have a lower 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 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%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver2,13173.958.42,05172.057.0+80
Car, as passenger943.32.21194.22.8-25
Train561.916.2712.515.1-15
Bus170.61.1180.61.2-1
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram30.12.330.12.40
Truck80.30.170.20.1+1
Motorbike/Motor scooter120.40.5170.60.7-5
Bicycle321.11.9381.32.0-6
Taxi/Other00.00.100.00.10
Other - multiple methods331.11.1230.81.0+10
Walked only923.23.6873.14.2+5
Worked at home230.81.2240.80.9-1
Did not go to work37112.910.937313.111.7-2
Not stated110.40.4170.60.8-6

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, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 58.4% Car, as passenger, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.2% Train, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 16.2% Bus, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.1% Ferry, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.0% Tram, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 2.3% Truck, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.5% Bicycle, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.9% Taxi/Other, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.1% Worked at home, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.2% Did not go to work, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 10.9% Not stated, Victoria - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.4% Car, as driver, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 73.9% Car, as passenger, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 3.3% Train, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 1.9% Bus, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 0.6% Ferry, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Tram, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 0.1% Truck, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 0.4% Bicycle, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 1.1% Taxi/Other, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 1.1% Worked at home, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 0.8% Did not go to work, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 12.9% Not stated, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety : 0.4%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +80 Car, as passenger, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: -25 Train, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: -15 Bus, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Ferry, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Tram, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Truck, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: +1 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Bicycle, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: -6 Taxi/Other, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: +10 Worked at home, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Did not go to work, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: -2 Not stated, City of Greater Bendigo - Public Administration and Safety: -6
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 73 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Greater Bendigo, compared with 2,236 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 2.5% used public transport, while 77.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 17.3% and 63.0% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of the City of Greater Bendigo and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Car, as driver (73.9% compared to 58.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Did not go to work (12.9% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Train (1.9% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) travelled to work by Tram (0.1% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+80 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-25 people)
  • Train (-15 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (+10 people)

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