City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Brimbank, 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 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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Brimbank20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver47,74857.550.353,07766.361.8-5,329
Car, as passenger4,0114.83.54,4005.54.0-389
Motorbike/Motor scooter1610.20.21820.20.4-21
Other - multiple methods4120.50.48621.11.2-450
Walked only6200.72.37230.93.2-103
Worked at home14,85117.925.71,7042.14.6+13,147
Did not go to work8,50410.211.25,9197.49.3+2,585
Not stated4580.60.51,1841.51.0-726
Total 82,980100.0100.080,025100.0100.0+2,955

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2021, there were 5,180 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Brimbank, compared with 52,409 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 6.2% used public transport, while 63.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 4.4% and 54.5% respectively in Victoria.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (17.9% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (57.5% compared to 50.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (5.3% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (0.7% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Brimbank between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Worked at home (+13,147 resident workers)
  • Train (-5,624 resident workers)
  • Car, as driver (-5,329 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+2,585 resident workers)

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