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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Glen Eira have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Victoria.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Glen Eira'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
City of Glen Eira 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver38,43455.261.836,63555.561.4+1,799
Car, as passenger2,0502.94.02,1173.24.6-67
Train13,16518.99.211,63217.67.9+1,533
Bus8951.31.37661.21.3+129
Ferry90.00.0180.00.0-9
Tram1,0571.51.98861.31.7+171
Truck2160.30.62640.40.8-48
Motorbike/Motor scooter2810.40.42910.40.4-10
Bicycle1,0231.51.29211.41.2+102
Taxi/Other1280.20.21400.20.2-12
Other - multiple methods7841.11.26281.01.1+156
Walked only1,6612.43.21,5712.43.3+90
Worked at home3,6705.34.62,9664.54.3+704
Did not go to work5,7888.39.36,3749.610.1-586
Not stated4670.71.08511.31.6-384

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, Victoria : 61.8% Car, as passenger, Victoria : 4.0% Train, Victoria : 9.2% Bus, Victoria : 1.3% Ferry, Victoria : 0.0% Tram, Victoria : 1.9% Truck, Victoria : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria : 0.4% Bicycle, Victoria : 1.2% Taxi/Other, Victoria : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Victoria : 1.2% Worked at home, Victoria : 4.6% Did not go to work, Victoria : 9.3% Not stated, Victoria : 1.0% Car, as driver, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 55.2% Car, as passenger, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 2.9% Train, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 18.9% Bus, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 1.3% Ferry, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 1.5% Truck, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 1.5% Taxi/Other, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 1.1% Worked at home, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 5.3% Did not go to work, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 8.3% Not stated, City of Glen Eira - All industries : 0.7%
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, City of Glen Eira - All industries: +1,799 Car, as passenger, City of Glen Eira - All industries: -67 Train, City of Glen Eira - All industries: +1,533 Bus, City of Glen Eira - All industries: +129 Ferry, City of Glen Eira - All industries: -9 Tram, City of Glen Eira - All industries: +171 Truck, City of Glen Eira - All industries: -48 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Glen Eira - All industries: -10 Bicycle, City of Glen Eira - All industries: +102 Taxi/Other, City of Glen Eira - All industries: -12 Other - multiple methods, City of Glen Eira - All industries: +156 Worked at home, City of Glen Eira - All industries: +704 Did not go to work, City of Glen Eira - All industries: -586 Not stated, City of Glen Eira - All industries: -384
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 14,069 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Glen Eira, compared with 41,757 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 Glen Eira shows that 20.2% used public transport, while 60.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.6% and 68.3% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of the City of Glen Eira and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (18.9% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (55.2% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as passenger (2.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,799 people)
  • Train (+1,533 people)
  • Worked at home (+704 people)
  • Did not go to work (-586 people)

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