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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 driver42,80152.061.842,43952.961.4+362
Car, as passenger2,5973.24.02,5873.24.6+10
Train11,68314.29.29,89612.37.9+1,787
Bus1,9452.41.31,5702.01.3+375
Ferry60.00.0200.00.0-14
Tram3,7294.51.93,9674.91.7-238
Truck1250.20.61640.20.8-39
Motorbike/Motor scooter3030.40.43370.40.4-34
Bicycle1,5811.91.21,4911.91.2+90
Taxi/Other1590.20.22020.30.2-43
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

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 : 61.8% 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 Boroondara - All industries : 52.0% Car, as passenger, City of Boroondara - All industries : 3.2% Train, City of Boroondara - All industries : 14.2% Bus, City of Boroondara - All industries : 2.4% Ferry, City of Boroondara - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Boroondara - All industries : 4.5% Truck, City of Boroondara - All industries : 0.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Boroondara - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, City of Boroondara - All industries : 1.9% Taxi/Other, City of Boroondara - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Boroondara - All industries : 1.3% Worked at home, City of Boroondara - All industries : 6.5% Did not go to work, City of Boroondara - All industries : 9.0% Not stated, City of Boroondara - All industries : 0.6%
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 - All industries: +362 Car, as passenger, City of Boroondara - All industries: +10 Train, City of Boroondara - All industries: +1,787 Bus, City of Boroondara - All industries: +375 Ferry, City of Boroondara - All industries: -14 Tram, City of Boroondara - All industries: -238 Truck, City of Boroondara - All industries: -39 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Boroondara - All industries: -34 Bicycle, City of Boroondara - All industries: +90 Taxi/Other, City of Boroondara - All industries: -43 Other - multiple methods, City of Boroondara - All industries: +6 Worked at home, City of Boroondara - All industries: +653 Did not go to work, City of Boroondara - All industries: -765 Not stated, City of Boroondara - All industries: -382
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 13,634 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Boroondara, compared with 49,252 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 16.6% used public transport, while 59.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.6% and 68.3% respectively in Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (14.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Tram (4.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (6.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (52.0% compared to 61.8%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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