City of Moreland

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Moreland, there is a lower proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Public Administration and Safety workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Moreland'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

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Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Moreland 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Public Administration and Safety%Number%. Public Administration and Safety%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver38,25847.639.933,96848.639.3+4,290
Car, as passenger2,4703.11.92,5343.62.6-64
Train11,68314.522.08,56012.319.5+3,123
Bus1,2111.51.11,0441.51.6+167
Ferry100.00130.00-3
Tram7,3479.111.96,2619.012.5+1,086
Truck2860.40.13770.50.1-91
Motorbike/Motor scooter4690.60.84630.71.1+6
Bicycle4,5075.67.73,4554.97.3+1,052
Taxi/Other2100.30.22310.30.1-21
Other - multiple methods1,4491.81.71,1681.71.4+281
Walked only2,0272.52.41,7282.52.1+299
Worked at home2,8193.50.91,9532.81.0+866
Did not go to work6,8378.59.26,99110.010.8-154
Not stated7801.00.31,1151.60.7-335
Total 80,363100.0100.069,861100.0100.0+10,502

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

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 20,251 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Moreland, compared with 41,483 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 Moreland shows that 25.2% used public transport, while 51.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 34.9% and 42.7% respectively in Public Administration and Safety within the City of Moreland.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Moreland and the Public Administration and Safety workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (47.6% compared to 39.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (14.5% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by tram (9.1% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (3.5% compared to 0.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+4,290 resident workers)
  • Train (+3,123 resident workers)
  • Tram (+1,086 resident workers)
  • Bicycle (+1,052 resident workers)

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