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 Retail Trade 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Resident workers method of travel to work|
|City of Darebin||2016||2011||Change|
|Main method of travel||Number||%||Retail Trade%||Number||%||Retail Trade%||2011 - 2016|
|Car, as driver||35,039||49.8||51.6||32,015||50.2||50.3||+3,024|
|Car, as passenger||2,213||3.1||4.8||2,380||3.7||5.1||-167|
|Other - multiple methods||1,012||1.4||1.1||891||1.4||0.9||+121|
|Worked at home||2,553||3.6||2.0||1,906||3.0||2.2||+647|
|Did not go to work||6,365||9.1||13.1||6,605||10.4||16.9||-240|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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 19.8% and 57.0% respectively in Retail Trade 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 Retail Trade workforce were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (16.6% compared to 11.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (9.1% compared to 13.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by bicycle (4.6% compared to 2.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (49.8% compared to 51.6%)
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)