City of Knox

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Knox, there is a lower 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 Knox'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

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Knox 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Victoria%Number%. Victoria%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver54,98271.161.854,24369.961.4+739
Car, as passenger3,1334.14.03,5284.54.6-395
Motorbike/Motor scooter2190.30.42870.40.4-68
Other - multiple methods7320.91.26710.91.1+61
Walked only7771.03.29311.23.3-154
Worked at home2,7343.54.62,3623.04.3+372
Did not go to work6,9709.09.37,5999.810.1-629
Not stated5330.71.01,0631.41.6-530
Total 77,345100.0100.077,580100.0100.0-235

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 6,481 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Knox, compared with 58,809 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 Knox shows that 8.4% used public transport, while 76.0% 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 the City of Knox and the Victoria workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (71.1% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (7.1% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by tram (0.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+739 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-629 resident workers)
  • Train (+619 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-395 resident workers)

City of Knox

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