City of Kingston

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Kingston, 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 the City of Kingston'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 Kingston 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver48,08964.961.845,26064.361.4+2,829
Car, as passenger2,7123.74.02,7763.94.6-64
Train9,04212.29.27,87811.27.9+1,164
Bus8151.11.38811.31.3-66
Ferry160.00.060.00.0+10
Tram240.01.9270.01.7-3
Truck3800.50.64680.70.8-88
Motorbike/Motor scooter2500.30.42550.40.4-5
Bicycle5520.71.25550.81.2-3
Taxi/Other1030.10.21160.20.2-13
Other - multiple methods7501.01.25840.81.1+166
Walked only1,2331.73.21,2381.83.3-5
Worked at home3,1074.24.62,4063.44.3+701
Did not go to work6,5248.89.36,9389.910.1-414
Not stated5040.71.01,0081.41.6-504
Total 74,101100.0100.070,396100.0100.0+3,705

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 9,897 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Kingston, compared with 51,431 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 Kingston shows that 13.4% used public transport, while 69.4% 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 Kingston and the Victoria workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (64.9% compared to 61.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (12.2% 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 (1.7% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+2,829 resident workers)
  • Train (+1,164 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+701 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-414 resident workers)

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