Glenelg Shire

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Glenelg Shire, there is a lower proportion of local All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Victoria workforce.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for Glenelg Shire 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 place of residence and resident place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in Glenelg Shire, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers method of travel to work
Glenelg Shire - All industries20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver5,43966.450.35,10665.961.9+333
Car, as passenger3574.43.53314.34.0+26
Motorbike/Motor scooter320.40.2460.60.4-14
Other - multiple methods280.30.41001.31.2-72
Walked only3354.12.33344.33.2+1
Worked at home91211.125.85987.74.6+314
Did not go to work89610.911.296212.49.3-66
Not stated821.00.51161.51.0-34
Total 8,197100.0100.07,750100.0100.0+447

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

In 2021, there were 16 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Glenelg Shire, compared with 5,887 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work in Glenelg Shire in 2021 compared to the Victoria workforce within Glenelg Shire shows that 0.2% used public transport, while 71.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 4.4% and 54.5% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in Glenelg Shire and the Victoria workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as driver (66.4% compared to 50.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked at home (11.1% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.1% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who walked only (4.1% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the workforce in Glenelg Shire between2016 and 2021 were:

  • Car, as driver (+333 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+314 local workers)
  • Other - multiple methods (-72 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-66 local workers)

Glenelg Shire

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