City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Administrative and Support Services

Within the City of Brimbank, there is a lower proportion of resident Administrative and Support Services workers using public transport to get to work than the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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%. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver2,08358.348.01,81658.950.5+267
Car, as passenger2476.92.82357.63.6+12
Train74220.832.659819.427.7+144
Bus431.20.3391.30.5+4
Ferry000000--
Tram70.2030.10+4
Truck90.30140.50.1-5
Motorbike/Motor scooter60.20.560.20.5--
Bicycle70.20.460.20.1+1
Taxi/Other40.10000.1+4
Other - multiple methods330.90.7210.70.9+12
Walked only250.71.0270.90.9-2
Worked at home962.77.7531.77.4+43
Did not go to work2406.75.52177.06.5+23
Not stated290.80.5491.61.3-20
Total 3,571100.0100.03,084100.0100.0+487

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 792 resident workers in Administrative and Support Services who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Brimbank, compared with 2,345 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 22.2% used public transport, while 65.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 33.0% and 51.3% respectively in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services within the City of Brimbank.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (20.8% compared to 32.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (58.3% compared to 48.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (2.7% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as passenger (6.9% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+267 resident workers)
  • Train (+144 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+43 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+23 resident workers)

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