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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Darebin, there is a lower proportion of local workers using public transport to get to work than Greater Melbourne.

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 Darebin 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 Darebin, 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 Darebin 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 Darebin - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver31,90866.959.729,35966.660.0+2,549
Car, as passenger1,9134.03.81,8634.24.3+50
Train1,8683.912.01,4433.310.5+425
Bus1,1692.51.51,0732.41.5+96
Ferry110.00.030.00.0+8
Tram5451.12.54361.02.3+109
Truck1730.40.42640.60.6-91
Motorbike/Motor scooter1400.30.41270.30.4+13
Bicycle8511.81.47581.71.4+93
Taxi/Other910.20.21070.20.2-16
Other - multiple methods4821.01.14381.01.0+44
Walked only1,3982.93.01,2322.83.0+166
Worked at home2,2714.84.31,7343.93.8+537
Did not go to work4,3979.28.74,40510.09.6-8
Not stated4601.00.98171.91.5-357

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, Greater Melbourne: 59.7% Car, as passenger, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Train, Greater Melbourne: 12.0% Bus, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Ferry, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% Tram, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Truck, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Taxi/Other, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne: 8.7% Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Car, as driver, City of Darebin: 66.9% Car, as passenger, City of Darebin: 4.0% Train, City of Darebin: 3.9% Bus, City of Darebin: 2.5% Ferry, City of Darebin: 0.0% Tram, City of Darebin: 1.1% Truck, City of Darebin: 0.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Darebin: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Darebin: 1.8% Taxi/Other, City of Darebin: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Darebin: 1.0% Worked at home, City of Darebin: 4.8% Did not go to work, City of Darebin: 9.2% Not stated, City of Darebin: 1.0%
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, City of Darebin: +2,549 Car, as passenger, City of Darebin: +50 Train, City of Darebin: +425 Bus, City of Darebin: +96 Ferry, City of Darebin: +8 Tram, City of Darebin: +109 Truck, City of Darebin: -91 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Darebin: +13 Bicycle, City of Darebin: +93 Taxi/Other, City of Darebin: -16 Other - multiple methods, City of Darebin: +44 Worked at home, City of Darebin: +537 Did not go to work, City of Darebin: -8 Not stated, City of Darebin: -357
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 3,048 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Darebin, compared with 34,539 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the City of Darebin in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 6.4% used public transport, while 72.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 66.4% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the City of Darebin and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (66.9% compared to 59.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (3.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by tram (1.1% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+2,549 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+537 local workers)
  • Train (+425 local workers)
  • Walked only (+166 local workers)

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