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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Cardinia Shire have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Other Services.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Cardinia Shire'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
Cardinia Shire 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Other Services %Number%Other Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver1,62971.573.61,21366.172.5+416
Car, as passenger482.13.4472.63.7+1
Train1325.82.9774.22.6+55
Bus00.00.2120.70.4-12
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck1466.41.019710.70.8-51
Motorbike/Motor scooter150.70.570.40.4+8
Bicycle50.20.390.50.2-4
Taxi/Other80.40.030.20.0+5
Other - multiple methods411.80.8261.40.9+15
Walked only261.11.2372.02.5-11
Worked at home703.17.7633.46.6+7
Did not go to work1486.57.61236.78.8+25
Not stated100.40.8221.20.6-12

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, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 73.6% Car, as passenger, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 3.4% Train, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 2.9% Bus, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.2% Ferry, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.0% Tram, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.0% Truck, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.5% Bicycle, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.3% Taxi/Other, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.8% Worked at home, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 7.7% Did not go to work, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 7.6% Not stated, Cardinia Shire - Other Services : 0.8% Car, as driver, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 71.5% Car, as passenger, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.1% Train, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 5.8% Bus, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Ferry, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Tram, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Truck, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 6.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.7% Bicycle, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.2% Taxi/Other, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.8% Worked at home, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.1% Did not go to work, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 6.5% Not stated, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.4%
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, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +416 Car, as passenger, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +1 Train, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +55 Bus, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -12 Ferry, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Tram, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Truck, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -51 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +8 Bicycle, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -4 Taxi/Other, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +5 Other - multiple methods, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +15 Worked at home, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +7 Did not go to work, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +25 Not stated, Cardinia Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -12
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 132 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Cardinia Shire, compared with 1,823 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 Cardinia Shire shows that 5.8% used public transport, while 80.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 3.1% and 78.0% respectively in Other Services.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of Cardinia Shire and Other Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Truck (6.4% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Train (5.8% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Worked at home (3.1% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) travelled to work by Car, as driver (71.5% compared to 73.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in Cardinia Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+416 people)
  • Train (+55 people)
  • Truck (-51 people)
  • Did not go to work (+25 people)

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