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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Boroondara have a higher 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 Boroondara'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 Boroondara 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver1,11256.969.61,06457.167.1+48
Car, as passenger452.32.4452.42.80
Train26113.35.91849.94.9+77
Bus412.11.0311.71.0+10
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram784.00.7814.30.7-3
Truck140.73.6221.25.0-8
Motorbike/Motor scooter150.80.5100.50.6+5
Bicycle452.30.8191.00.7+26
Taxi/Other130.71.2211.11.2-8
Other - multiple methods532.72.2422.32.0+11
Walked only532.71.7733.92.0-20
Worked at home623.22.0643.42.3-2
Did not go to work1618.27.719510.58.5-34
Not stated30.20.6140.81.3-11

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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 69.6% Car, as passenger, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 2.4% Train, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 5.9% Bus, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.0% Ferry, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.0% Tram, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.7% Truck, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.5% Bicycle, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.8% Taxi/Other, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.2% Other - multiple methods, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 2.2% Worked at home, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 2.0% Did not go to work, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 7.7% Not stated, Victoria - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.6% Car, as driver, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 56.9% Car, as passenger, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.3% Train, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 13.3% Bus, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.1% Ferry, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Tram, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 4.0% Truck, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.8% Bicycle, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.3% Taxi/Other, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.7% Other - multiple methods, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.7% Worked at home, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.2% Did not go to work, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 8.2% Not stated, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.2%
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 Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +48 Car, as passenger, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Train, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +77 Bus, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +10 Ferry, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Tram, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -3 Truck, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -8 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +5 Bicycle, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +26 Taxi/Other, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -8 Other - multiple methods, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +11 Worked at home, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -2 Did not go to work, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -34 Not stated, City of Boroondara - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -11
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 302 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Boroondara, compared with 1,249 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 Boroondara shows that 15.4% used public transport, while 63.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.0% and 76.3% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of the City of Boroondara and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Train (13.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Tram (4.0% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Car, as driver (56.9% compared to 69.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Truck (0.7% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in the City of Boroondara between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Train (+77 people)
  • Car, as driver (+48 people)
  • Did not go to work (-34 people)
  • Bicycle (+26 people)

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