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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Greater Bendigo, 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 Greater Bendigo 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 Greater Bendigo, 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, City of Greater Bendigo 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
City of Greater Bendigo - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver31,88070.861.928,60167.861.5+3,279
Car, as passenger2,3145.14.02,5516.04.6-237
Train2200.59.22140.57.9+6
Bus4551.01.34651.11.3-10
Ferry80.00.0110.00.0-3
Tram90.01.9160.01.7-7
Truck2450.50.62900.70.8-45
Motorbike/Motor scooter1860.40.42160.50.4-30
Bicycle3750.81.24091.01.2-34
Taxi/Other730.20.2880.20.2-15
Other - multiple methods4000.91.23900.91.1+10
Walked only1,4633.23.21,4873.53.3-24
Worked at home1,8084.04.61,7274.14.3+81
Did not go to work5,21811.69.35,10512.110.0+113
Not stated4000.91.06371.51.6-237

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, Victoria: 61.9% Car, as passenger, Victoria: 4.0% Train, Victoria: 9.2% Bus, Victoria: 1.3% Ferry, Victoria: 0.0% Tram, Victoria: 1.9% Truck, Victoria: 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria: 0.4% Bicycle, Victoria: 1.2% Taxi/Other, Victoria: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Victoria: 1.2% Worked at home, Victoria: 4.6% Did not go to work, Victoria: 9.3% Not stated, Victoria: 1.0% Car, as driver, City of Greater Bendigo: 70.8% Car, as passenger, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.1% Train, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.5% Bus, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.0% Ferry, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.0% Tram, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.0% Truck, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.8% Taxi/Other, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.0% Did not go to work, City of Greater Bendigo: 11.6% Not stated, City of Greater Bendigo: 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 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, City of Greater Bendigo: +3,279 Car, as passenger, City of Greater Bendigo: -237 Train, City of Greater Bendigo: +6 Bus, City of Greater Bendigo: -10 Ferry, City of Greater Bendigo: -3 Tram, City of Greater Bendigo: -7 Truck, City of Greater Bendigo: -45 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Bendigo: -30 Bicycle, City of Greater Bendigo: -34 Taxi/Other, City of Greater Bendigo: -15 Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Bendigo: +10 Worked at home, City of Greater Bendigo: +81 Did not go to work, City of Greater Bendigo: +113 Not stated, City of Greater Bendigo: -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 683 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Greater Bendigo, compared with 34,448 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 Greater Bendigo in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that 1.5% used public transport, while 76.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.5% and 68.4% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the City of Greater Bendigo and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (70.8% compared to 61.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (11.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by tram (0.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+3,279 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-237 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+113 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+81 local workers)

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