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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Brimbank 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 Brimbank'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 Brimbank 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver53,07766.361.850,02165.561.4+3,056
Car, as passenger4,4005.54.04,4865.94.6-86
Train10,02912.59.28,53411.27.9+1,495
Bus8861.11.39031.21.3-17
Ferry110.00.0140.00.0-3
Tram600.11.9410.11.7+19
Truck5250.70.66280.80.8-103
Motorbike/Motor scooter1820.20.42260.30.4-44
Bicycle2350.31.22130.31.2+22
Taxi/Other2280.30.22310.30.2-3
Other - multiple methods8621.11.27381.01.1+124
Walked only7230.93.27661.03.3-43
Worked at home1,7042.14.61,4861.94.3+218
Did not go to work5,9197.49.36,1098.010.1-190
Not stated1,1841.51.01,9842.61.6-800

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 Brimbank - All industries : 66.3% Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - All industries : 5.5% Train, City of Brimbank - All industries : 12.5% Bus, City of Brimbank - All industries : 1.1% Ferry, City of Brimbank - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Brimbank - All industries : 0.1% Truck, City of Brimbank - All industries : 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - All industries : 0.2% Bicycle, City of Brimbank - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - All industries : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - All industries : 1.1% Worked at home, City of Brimbank - All industries : 2.1% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - All industries : 7.4% Not stated, City of Brimbank - All industries : 1.5%
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 Brimbank - All industries: +3,056 Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - All industries: -86 Train, City of Brimbank - All industries: +1,495 Bus, City of Brimbank - All industries: -17 Ferry, City of Brimbank - All industries: -3 Tram, City of Brimbank - All industries: +19 Truck, City of Brimbank - All industries: -103 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - All industries: -44 Bicycle, City of Brimbank - All industries: +22 Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - All industries: -3 Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - All industries: +124 Worked at home, City of Brimbank - All industries: +218 Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - All industries: -190 Not stated, City of Brimbank - All industries: -800
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 10,926 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Brimbank, compared with 58,062 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 Brimbank shows that 13.7% used public transport, while 72.6% 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 Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (66.3% compared to 61.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (12.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (2.1% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (0.9% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+3,056 people)
  • Train (+1,495 people)
  • Worked at home (+218 people)
  • Did not go to work (-190 people)

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