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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Monash have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Greater Melbourne.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Monash'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
City of Monash 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver4543.745.96141.243.4-16
Car, as passenger32.92.842.74.1-1
Train2726.215.44731.816.0-20
Bus76.84.300.03.3+7
Ferry00.00.200.00.10
Tram00.02.900.03.60
Truck00.01.000.00.90
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.400.00.40
Bicycle00.02.353.42.8-5
Taxi/Other00.00.300.00.40
Other - multiple methods00.04.796.15.3-9
Walked only54.93.332.05.1+2
Worked at home54.94.842.73.6+1
Did not go to work1110.710.81510.110.4-4
Not stated00.00.800.00.70

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, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 45.9% Car, as passenger, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 2.8% Train, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 15.4% Bus, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 4.3% Ferry, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 0.2% Tram, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 2.9% Truck, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 0.4% Bicycle, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 2.3% Taxi/Other, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 4.7% Worked at home, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 4.8% Did not go to work, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 10.8% Not stated, Greater Melbourne - Mining  : 0.8% Car, as driver, City of Monash - Mining : 43.7% Car, as passenger, City of Monash - Mining : 2.9% Train, City of Monash - Mining : 26.2% Bus, City of Monash - Mining : 6.8% Ferry, City of Monash - Mining : 0.0% Tram, City of Monash - Mining : 0.0% Truck, City of Monash - Mining : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Monash - Mining : 0.0% Bicycle, City of Monash - Mining : 0.0% Taxi/Other, City of Monash - Mining : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, City of Monash - Mining : 0.0% Worked at home, City of Monash - Mining : 4.9% Did not go to work, City of Monash - Mining : 10.7% Not stated, City of Monash - Mining : 0.0%
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, City of Monash - Mining: -16 Car, as passenger, City of Monash - Mining: -1 Train, City of Monash - Mining: -20 Bus, City of Monash - Mining: +7 Ferry, City of Monash - Mining: 0 Tram, City of Monash - Mining: 0 Truck, City of Monash - Mining: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Monash - Mining: 0 Bicycle, City of Monash - Mining: -5 Taxi/Other, City of Monash - Mining: 0 Other - multiple methods, City of Monash - Mining: -9 Worked at home, City of Monash - Mining: +1 Did not go to work, City of Monash - Mining: -4 Not stated, City of Monash - Mining: 0
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 34 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Monash, compared with 48 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 Monash shows that 33.0% used public transport, while 46.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 19.9% and 52.6% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Mining) of the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) travelled to work by Train (26.2% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) travelled to work by Bus (6.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) travelled to work by Other - multiple methods (0.0% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) travelled to work by Tram (0.0% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Mining) in the City of Monash between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Train (-20 people)
  • Car, as driver (-16 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (-9 people)
  • Bus (+7 people)

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