City of Greater Geelong

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Greater Geelong, there is a lower proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Victoria workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Greater Geelong'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 Greater Geelong 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver71,02568.661.863,55766.661.4+7,468
Car, as passenger4,8664.74.05,0565.34.6-190
Train3,8793.79.23,3333.57.9+546
Bus1,5721.51.31,4511.51.3+121
Ferry340.00.0190.00.0+15
Tram350.01.9210.01.7+14
Truck5640.50.66580.70.8-94
Motorbike/Motor scooter2780.30.42960.30.4-18
Bicycle8550.81.29000.91.2-45
Taxi/Other1850.20.21810.20.2+4
Other - multiple methods1,0551.01.29251.01.1+130
Walked only2,6502.63.22,7112.83.3-61
Worked at home3,9583.84.63,0893.24.3+869
Did not go to work11,65011.29.311,71312.310.1-63
Not stated9710.91.01,4841.61.6-513
Total 103,577100.0100.095,394100.0100.0+8,183

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 5,520 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Greater Geelong, compared with 76,733 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 Greater Geelong shows that 5.3% used public transport, while 74.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.4% and 66.8% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Greater Geelong and the Victoria workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (68.6% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (3.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (11.2% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by tram (0.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+7,468 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+869 resident workers)
  • Train (+546 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-190 resident workers)

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