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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 Victoria.

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%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver48,59260.561.847,61960.861.4+973
Car, as passenger3,1804.04.03,2924.24.6-112
Train12,10215.19.210,46813.47.9+1,634
Bus1,6932.11.31,6782.11.3+15
Ferry190.00.0170.00.0+2
Tram920.11.9870.11.7+5
Truck2890.40.64060.50.8-117
Motorbike/Motor scooter2390.30.42570.30.4-18
Bicycle5960.71.25930.81.2+3
Taxi/Other1330.20.21330.20.20
Other - multiple methods8261.01.27020.91.1+124
Walked only1,8612.33.21,7912.33.3+70
Worked at home3,4694.34.62,9273.74.3+542
Did not go to work6,6658.39.37,1939.210.1-528
Not stated6120.81.01,1661.51.6-554

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, City of Monash - All industries : 60.5% Car, as passenger, City of Monash - All industries : 4.0% Train, City of Monash - All industries : 15.1% Bus, City of Monash - All industries : 2.1% Ferry, City of Monash - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Monash - All industries : 0.1% Truck, City of Monash - All industries : 0.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Monash - All industries : 0.3% Bicycle, City of Monash - All industries : 0.7% Taxi/Other, City of Monash - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Monash - All industries : 1.0% Worked at home, City of Monash - All industries : 4.3% Did not go to work, City of Monash - All industries : 8.3% Not stated, City of Monash - 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, City of Monash - All industries: +973 Car, as passenger, City of Monash - All industries: -112 Train, City of Monash - All industries: +1,634 Bus, City of Monash - All industries: +15 Ferry, City of Monash - All industries: +2 Tram, City of Monash - All industries: +5 Truck, City of Monash - All industries: -117 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Monash - All industries: -18 Bicycle, City of Monash - All industries: +3 Taxi/Other, City of Monash - All industries: 0 Other - multiple methods, City of Monash - All industries: +124 Worked at home, City of Monash - All industries: +542 Did not go to work, City of Monash - All industries: -528 Not stated, City of Monash - All industries: -554
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 13,814 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Monash, compared with 52,153 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 17.2% used public transport, while 64.9% 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 the City of Monash and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (15.1% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Tram (0.1% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (60.5% compared to 61.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Train (+1,634 people)
  • Car, as driver (+973 people)
  • Worked at home (+542 people)
  • Did not go to work (-528 people)

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