City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Within the City of Brimbank, there is a higher proportion of resident Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Brimbank 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver1,81148.042.51,86850.545.5-57
Car, as passenger1042.82.21333.62.8-29
Train1,23232.621.21,02727.718.6+205
Bus130.31.5190.51.4-6
Ferry000.0000.0--
Tram004.8004.4--
Truck000.030.10.0-3
Motorbike/Motor scooter200.50.5170.50.6+3
Bicycle150.42.630.12.5+12
Taxi/Other000.250.10.2-5
Other - multiple methods280.71.4320.91.4-4
Walked only371.04.3320.94.3+5
Worked at home2907.712.42757.410.9+15
Did not go to work2065.56.22396.56.9-33
Not stated180.50.3481.30.6-30
Total 3,774100.0100.03,701100.0100.0+73

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 1,245 resident workers in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Brimbank, compared with 1,935 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 51.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 27.5% and 45.2% respectively in Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (32.6% compared to 21.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (48.0% compared to 42.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by tram (0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (7.7% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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