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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in City of Port Phillip 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 City of Port Phillip'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 Port Phillip 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver24,04741.761.823,37442.661.4+673
Car, as passenger1,4552.54.01,6753.04.6-220
Train5,2749.19.24,6568.57.9+618
Bus1,1852.11.39501.71.3+235
Ferry190.00.0230.00.0-4
Tram8,98415.61.98,69715.81.7+287
Truck780.10.61010.20.8-23
Motorbike/Motor scooter4800.80.44820.90.4-2
Bicycle2,6004.51.22,2494.11.2+351
Taxi/Other2150.40.22220.40.2-7
Other - multiple methods1,2382.11.21,1092.01.1+129
Walked only4,4327.73.24,0247.33.3+408
Worked at home3,2275.64.62,5034.64.3+724
Did not go to work4,1027.19.34,3367.910.1-234
Not stated3670.61.05301.01.6-163

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 Port Phillip - All industries : 41.7% Car, as passenger, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 2.5% Train, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 9.1% Bus, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 2.1% Ferry, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 15.6% Truck, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 0.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 0.8% Bicycle, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 4.5% Taxi/Other, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 0.4% Other - multiple methods, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 2.1% Worked at home, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 5.6% Did not go to work, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 7.1% Not stated, City of Port Phillip - All industries : 0.6%
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 Port Phillip - All industries: +673 Car, as passenger, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -220 Train, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +618 Bus, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +235 Ferry, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -4 Tram, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +287 Truck, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -23 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -2 Bicycle, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +351 Taxi/Other, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -7 Other - multiple methods, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +129 Worked at home, City of Port Phillip - All industries: +724 Did not go to work, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -234 Not stated, City of Port Phillip - All industries: -163
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 6,478 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Port Phillip, compared with 34,564 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 City of Port Phillip shows that 11.2% used public transport, while 59.9% 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 City of Port Phillip and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Tram (15.6% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (7.7% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bicycle (4.5% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (41.7% compared to 61.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Worked at home (+724 people)
  • Car, as driver (+673 people)
  • Train (+618 people)
  • Walked only (+408 people)

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