City of Monash
Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries
Within the City of Monash, there is a similar proportion of local All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Retail Trade workforce.
This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the City of Monash is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
- The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers place of residence and resident place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the City of Monash, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers method of travel to work|
|City of Monash - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Main method of travel||Number||%||Retail Trade%||Number||%||Retail Trade%||2011 - 2016|
|Car, as driver||78,927||74.6||73.6||73,297||74.0||70.7||+5,630|
|Car, as passenger||3,577||3.4||5.0||3,638||3.7||4.7||-61|
|Other - multiple methods||1,097||1.0||0.9||832||0.8||0.7||+265|
|Worked at home||3,525||3.3||1.8||3,030||3.1||1.8||+495|
|Did not go to work||8,275||7.8||10.1||8,634||8.7||13.3||-359|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
In 2016, there were 6,168 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Monash, compared with 83,217 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).
Analysis of the method of travel to work in the City of Monash in 2016 compared to the Retail Trade workforce within the City of Monash shows that 5.8% used public transport, while 78.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.5% and 79.1% respectively in the Retail Trade workforce within the City of Monash.
The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the City of Monash and the Retail Trade workforce were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers who did not go to work (7.8% compared to 10.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as passenger (3.4% compared to 5.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (3.3% compared to 1.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as driver (74.6% compared to 73.6%)
The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the workforce in the City of Monash between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Car, as driver (+5,630 local workers)
- Train (+1,180 local workers)
- Worked at home (+495 local workers)
- Did not go to work (-359 local workers)