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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 Professional, Scientific and Technical 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%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %2011 to 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
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram70.20.030.10.0+4
Truck90.30.0140.50.1-5
Motorbike/Motor scooter60.20.560.20.50
Bicycle70.20.460.20.1+1
Taxi/Other40.10.000.00.1+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

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 - 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% Car, as driver, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 58.3% Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 6.9% Train, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 20.8% Bus, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 1.2% Ferry, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Tram, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 0.2% Truck, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 0.2% Bicycle, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 0.2% Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 0.9% Worked at home, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 2.7% Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 6.7% Not stated, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services : 0.8%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: +267 Car, as passenger, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +12 Train, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +144 Bus, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +4 Ferry, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Tram, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +4 Truck, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: -5 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Bicycle, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +1 Taxi/Other, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +4 Other - multiple methods, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +12 Worked at home, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +43 Did not go to work, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +23 Not stated, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: -20
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 785 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Brimbank, compared with 2,346 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 22.0% used public transport, while 65.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 33.0% and 50.7% respectively in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (58.3% compared to 48.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Car, as passenger (6.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Train (20.8% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Worked at home (2.7% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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