Hume City

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Hume City, there is a similar 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 Hume 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 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
Hume City20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver61,82460.150.355,77468.861.8+6,050
Car, as passenger4,3414.23.54,0285.04.0+313
Motorbike/Motor scooter1430.10.21780.20.4-35
Other - multiple methods5260.50.41,0091.21.2-483
Walked only6830.72.36720.83.2+11
Worked at home18,30217.825.72,1592.74.6+16,143
Did not go to work10,71210.411.26,8248.49.3+3,888
Not stated5420.50.59841.21.0-442
Total 102,896100.0100.081,035100.0100.0+21,861

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2021, there were 4,408 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Hume City, compared with 67,201 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 Hume City shows that 4.3% used public transport, while 65.3% 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 resident workers in Hume City and the Victoria workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (60.1% compared to 50.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (17.8% compared to 25.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (0.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (10.4% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Hume City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Worked at home (+16,143 resident workers)
  • Car, as driver (+6,050 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+3,888 resident workers)
  • Train (-3,753 resident workers)

Hume City

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