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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Greater Shepparton, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Victoria.

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 Greater Shepparton 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 pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the City of Greater Shepparton, 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

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Greater Shepparton in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
City of Greater Shepparton - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver20,16571.961.919,24369.261.5+922
Car, as passenger1,5525.54.01,8106.54.6-258
Train230.19.2180.17.9+5
Bus1180.41.31760.61.3-58
Ferry60.00.060.00.00
Tram00.01.930.01.7-3
Truck1380.50.61730.60.8-35
Motorbike/Motor scooter1150.40.41350.50.4-20
Bicycle2150.81.22671.01.2-52
Taxi/Other400.10.2490.20.2-9
Other - multiple methods2360.81.22330.81.1+3
Walked only9643.43.21,0983.93.3-134
Worked at home1,3234.74.61,3404.84.3-17
Did not go to work2,7739.99.32,78010.010.0-7
Not stated3641.31.04691.71.6-105

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Victoria: 61.9% 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 Greater Shepparton: 71.9% Car, as passenger, City of Greater Shepparton: 5.5% Train, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.1% Bus, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.4% Ferry, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.0% Tram, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.0% Truck, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.8% Taxi/Other, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Shepparton: 0.8% Worked at home, City of Greater Shepparton: 4.7% Did not go to work, City of Greater Shepparton: 9.9% Not stated, City of Greater Shepparton: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, City of Greater Shepparton: +922 Car, as passenger, City of Greater Shepparton: -258 Train, City of Greater Shepparton: +5 Bus, City of Greater Shepparton: -58 Ferry, City of Greater Shepparton: 0 Tram, City of Greater Shepparton: -3 Truck, City of Greater Shepparton: -35 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Greater Shepparton: -20 Bicycle, City of Greater Shepparton: -52 Taxi/Other, City of Greater Shepparton: -9 Other - multiple methods, City of Greater Shepparton: +3 Worked at home, City of Greater Shepparton: -17 Did not go to work, City of Greater Shepparton: -7 Not stated, City of Greater Shepparton: -105
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 147 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Greater Shepparton, compared with 21,855 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the City of Greater Shepparton in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 78.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.5% and 68.4% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the City of Greater Shepparton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (71.9% compared to 61.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (5.5% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.1% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by tram (0.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in the City of Greater Shepparton between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+922 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-258 local workers)
  • Walked only (-134 local workers)
  • Bus (-58 local workers)

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