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Local workers - Method of travel to work - Accommodation and Food Services

Within the City of Brimbank, there is a higher proportion of local Accommodation and Food Services workers using public transport to get to work than the Financial and Insurance Services workforce.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the City of Brimbank is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the City of Brimbank, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Brimbank in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
City of Brimbank - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Financial and Insurance Services %Number%Financial and Insurance Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver1,80151.574.71,40450.071.0+397
Car, as passenger64418.42.446216.54.6+182
Train1424.13.81043.73.3+38
Bus1624.60.71264.51.5+36
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.000.00.00
Motorbike/Motor scooter60.20.050.20.0+1
Bicycle40.10.7110.40.0-7
Taxi/Other40.10.0100.40.0-6
Other - multiple methods371.10.5311.11.3+6
Walked only1173.31.71174.20.80
Worked at home220.68.2411.57.9-19
Did not go to work52915.17.343515.58.1+94
Not stated280.80.0622.21.3-34

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Financial and Insurance Services: 74.7% Car, as passenger, Financial and Insurance Services: 2.4% Train, Financial and Insurance Services: 3.8% Bus, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.7% Ferry, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Tram, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Truck, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Bicycle, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.7% Taxi/Other, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.5% Worked at home, Financial and Insurance Services: 8.2% Did not go to work, Financial and Insurance Services: 7.3% Not stated, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Car, as driver, Accommodation and Food Services: 51.5% Car, as passenger, Accommodation and Food Services: 18.4% Train, Accommodation and Food Services: 4.1% Bus, Accommodation and Food Services: 4.6% Ferry, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Tram, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Truck, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.2% Bicycle, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.1% Taxi/Other, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.1% Worked at home, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% Did not go to work, Accommodation and Food Services: 15.1% Not stated, Accommodation and Food 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 local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Accommodation and Food Services: +397 Car, as passenger, Accommodation and Food Services: +182 Train, Accommodation and Food Services: +38 Bus, Accommodation and Food Services: +36 Ferry, Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Tram, Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Truck, Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Accommodation and Food Services: +1 Bicycle, Accommodation and Food Services: -7 Taxi/Other, Accommodation and Food Services: -6 Other - multiple methods, Accommodation and Food Services: +6 Worked at home, Accommodation and Food Services: -19 Did not go to work, Accommodation and Food Services: +94 Not stated, Accommodation and Food Services: -34
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 304 people in the Accommodation and Food Services who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Brimbank, compared with 2,445 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the Accommodation and Food Services in the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within City of Brimbank shows that 8.7% used public transport, while 69.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 4.5% and 77.1% respectively in the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within City of Brimbank.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in the City of Brimbank and the Financial and Insurance Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (18.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (15.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (51.5% compared to 74.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked at home (0.6% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+397 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+182 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+94 local workers)
  • Train (+38 local workers)

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