Hobsons Bay City

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Hobsons Bay City, there is a higher 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 Hobsons Bay City'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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Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
Hobsons Bay City 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver25,32860.361.823,92560.761.4+1,403
Car, as passenger1,5793.84.01,8124.64.6-233
Motorbike/Motor scooter2150.50.42120.50.4+3
Other - multiple methods5171.21.23650.91.1+152
Walked only6531.63.27051.83.3-52
Worked at home1,5723.74.61,1933.04.3+379
Did not go to work3,6618.79.33,6559.310.1+6
Not stated3840.91.06531.71.6-269
Total 41,992100.0100.039,445100.0100.0+2,547

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 7,258 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Hobsons Bay City, compared with 27,296 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 Hobsons Bay City shows that 17.3% used public transport, while 65.0% 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 Hobsons Bay City and the Victoria workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (16.1% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by tram (0.0% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.6% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (60.3% compared to 61.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,403 resident workers)
  • Train (+1,230 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+379 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-233 resident workers)

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