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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 Manufacturing.

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%Manufacturing %Number%Manufacturing %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver1,81148.082.71,86850.580.4-57
Car, as passenger1042.86.01333.66.3-29
Train1,23232.63.21,02727.73.1+205
Bus130.30.5190.50.8-6
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.230.10.3-3
Motorbike/Motor scooter200.50.1170.50.3+3
Bicycle150.40.230.10.3+12
Taxi/Other00.00.150.10.1-5
Other - multiple methods280.70.6320.90.5-4
Walked only371.00.5320.90.5+5
Worked at home2907.71.62757.41.9+15
Did not go to work2065.53.72396.53.9-33
Not stated180.50.6481.31.7-30

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 - Manufacturing : 82.7% Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 6.0% Train, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 3.2% Bus, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.5% Ferry, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.0% Tram, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.0% Truck, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.1% Bicycle, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.2% Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.6% Worked at home, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 1.6% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 3.7% Not stated, City of Brimbank - Manufacturing : 0.6% Car, as driver, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 48.0% Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 2.8% Train, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 32.6% Bus, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.3% Ferry, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Tram, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Truck, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5% Bicycle, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.4% Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.7% Worked at home, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 7.7% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 5.5% Not stated, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.5%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -57 Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -29 Train, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +205 Bus, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -6 Ferry, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Tram, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Truck, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -3 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Bicycle, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +12 Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -5 Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -4 Worked at home, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +15 Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -33 Not stated, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -30
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 1,245 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Brimbank, compared with 1,915 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 33.0% used public transport, while 50.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 3.7% and 89.0% respectively in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the City of Brimbank and Manufacturing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Train (32.6% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Worked at home (7.7% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (48.0% compared to 82.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (2.8% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Train (+205 people)
  • Car, as driver (-57 people)
  • Did not go to work (-33 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-29 people)

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