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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Brimbank have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Financial and Insurance Services.

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%Financial and Insurance Services %Number%Financial and Insurance Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver2,79446.738.42,28945.441.9+505
Car, as passenger71812.03.258311.65.2+135
Train1,26121.145.296119.139.8+300
Bus2013.40.51943.80.6+7
Ferry00.00.030.10.0-3
Tram120.20.170.10.2+5
Truck00.00.000.00.00
Motorbike/Motor scooter120.20.1180.40.3-6
Bicycle160.30.470.10.2+9
Taxi/Other30.10.080.20.1-5
Other - multiple methods530.91.1420.80.8+11
Walked only1141.90.31312.60.4-17
Worked at home260.42.6430.92.0-17
Did not go to work72512.17.563812.77.3+87
Not stated520.90.51172.31.1-65

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, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 38.4% Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 3.2% Train, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 45.2% Bus, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.5% Ferry, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Tram, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.1% Truck, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.1% Bicycle, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.4% Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.1% Worked at home, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 2.6% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 7.5% Not stated, City of Brimbank - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.5% Car, as driver, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 46.7% Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 12.0% Train, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 21.1% Bus, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 3.4% Ferry, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Tram, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.2% Truck, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.2% Bicycle, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.9% Worked at home, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.4% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 12.1% Not stated, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.9%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +505 Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +135 Train, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +300 Bus, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +7 Ferry, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -3 Tram, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +5 Truck, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -6 Bicycle, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +9 Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +11 Worked at home, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -17 Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: +87 Not stated, City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services: -65
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 1,462 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Brimbank, compared with 3,524 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 24.4% used public transport, while 58.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 45.7% and 41.8% respectively in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of the City of Brimbank and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (12.0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (46.7% compared to 38.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) travelled to work by Did not go to work (12.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) travelled to work by Train (21.1% compared to 45.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+505 people)
  • Train (+300 people)
  • Car, as passenger (+135 people)
  • Did not go to work (+87 people)

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