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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Maribyrnong City have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Victoria.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Maribyrnong 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 Residents place of work and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Resident workers method of travel to work
Maribyrnong City 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver20,68849.761.817,85251.561.4+2,836
Car, as passenger1,5553.74.01,6094.64.6-54
Train9,34022.49.26,42518.57.9+2,915
Bus1,1072.71.31,0813.11.3+26
Ferry180.00.0110.00.0+7
Tram3530.81.93601.01.7-7
Truck1000.20.61170.30.8-17
Motorbike/Motor scooter3220.80.42740.80.4+48
Bicycle1,1602.81.29712.81.2+189
Taxi/Other1030.20.21000.30.2+3
Other - multiple methods5181.21.23331.01.1+185
Walked only1,2172.93.29412.73.3+276
Worked at home1,3143.24.61,0202.94.3+294
Did not go to work3,5158.49.33,0068.710.1+509
Not stated3400.81.05661.61.6-226

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

Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016
Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Victoria : 61.8% Car, as passenger, Victoria : 4.0% Train, Victoria : 9.2% Bus, Victoria : 1.3% Ferry, Victoria : 0.0% Tram, Victoria : 1.9% Truck, Victoria : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria : 0.4% Bicycle, Victoria : 1.2% Taxi/Other, Victoria : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Victoria : 1.2% Worked at home, Victoria : 4.6% Did not go to work, Victoria : 9.3% Not stated, Victoria : 1.0% Car, as driver, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 49.7% Car, as passenger, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 3.7% Train, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 22.4% Bus, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 2.7% Ferry, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 0.8% Truck, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 0.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 0.8% Bicycle, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 2.8% Taxi/Other, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 1.2% Worked at home, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 3.2% Did not go to work, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 8.4% Not stated, Maribyrnong City - All industries : 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +2,836 Car, as passenger, Maribyrnong City - All industries: -54 Train, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +2,915 Bus, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +26 Ferry, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +7 Tram, Maribyrnong City - All industries: -7 Truck, Maribyrnong City - All industries: -17 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +48 Bicycle, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +189 Taxi/Other, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +3 Other - multiple methods, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +185 Worked at home, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +294 Did not go to work, Maribyrnong City - All industries: +509 Not stated, Maribyrnong City - All industries: -226
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 10,465 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Maribyrnong City, compared with 22,696 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 Maribyrnong City shows that 25.1% used public transport, while 54.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.6% and 68.3% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Maribyrnong City and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (22.4% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bicycle (2.8% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (49.7% compared to 61.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (3.2% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Train (+2,915 people)
  • Car, as driver (+2,836 people)
  • Did not go to work (+509 people)
  • Worked at home (+294 people)

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