City of Boroondara

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Boroondara, there is a higher proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Victoria workforce.

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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

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

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Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Boroondara 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver42,80152.061.842,43952.961.4+362
Car, as passenger2,5973.24.02,5873.24.6+10
Motorbike/Motor scooter3030.40.43370.40.4-34
Other - multiple methods1,0891.31.21,0831.31.1+6
Walked only2,9453.63.22,7493.43.3+196
Worked at home5,3326.54.64,6795.84.3+653
Did not go to work7,4409.09.38,20510.210.1-765
Not stated5210.61.09031.11.6-382
Total 82,256100.0100.080,292100.0100.0+1,964

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

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 17,363 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Boroondara, compared with 45,826 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 21.1% used public transport, while 55.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.4% and 66.8% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Boroondara and the Victoria workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (52.0% compared to 61.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (14.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by tram (4.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (6.5% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Train (+1,787 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-765 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+653 resident workers)
  • Bus (+375 resident workers)

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