City of Darebin

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Darebin, there is a higher proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Construction workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Darebin'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 Darebin 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Construction%Number%. Construction%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver35,03949.873.932,01550.271.2+3,024
Car, as passenger2,2133.13.72,3803.75.5-167
Motorbike/Motor scooter4080.60.53790.60.3+29
Other - multiple methods1,0121.41.68911.41.2+121
Walked only1,6282.30.91,5852.50.6+43
Worked at home2,5533.62.71,9063.03.0+647
Did not go to work6,3659.13.76,60510.45.1-240
Not stated6490.90.71,1561.82.0-507
Total 70,307100.0100.063,812100.0100.0+6,495

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 16,763 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Darebin, compared with 37,946 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 Darebin shows that 23.8% used public transport, while 54.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.2% and 80.9% respectively in Construction within the City of Darebin.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Darebin and the Construction workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (49.8% compared to 73.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (16.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (9.1% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by tram (5.0% compared to 1.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Darebin between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,024 resident workers)
  • Train (+2,609 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+647 resident workers)
  • Bicycle (+486 resident workers)

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