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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Stonnington 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 Stonnington'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 Stonnington 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver24,70343.761.823,30845.861.4+1,395
Car, as passenger1,3162.34.01,4062.84.6-90
Train12,25121.79.29,36418.47.9+2,887
Bus5691.01.36701.31.3-101
Ferry110.00.070.00.0+4
Tram3,0365.41.92,9205.71.7+116
Truck550.10.6860.20.8-31
Motorbike/Motor scooter2440.40.42570.50.4-13
Bicycle1,5382.71.21,2122.41.2+326
Taxi/Other1380.20.21790.40.2-41
Other - multiple methods7711.41.26021.21.1+169
Walked only4,1057.33.23,2306.33.3+875
Worked at home3,1205.54.62,6545.24.3+466
Did not go to work4,2547.59.34,4818.810.1-227
Not stated4060.71.05511.11.6-145

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 Stonnington - All industries : 43.7% Car, as passenger, City of Stonnington - All industries : 2.3% Train, City of Stonnington - All industries : 21.7% Bus, City of Stonnington - All industries : 1.0% Ferry, City of Stonnington - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Stonnington - All industries : 5.4% Truck, City of Stonnington - All industries : 0.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Stonnington - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, City of Stonnington - All industries : 2.7% Taxi/Other, City of Stonnington - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Stonnington - All industries : 1.4% Worked at home, City of Stonnington - All industries : 5.5% Did not go to work, City of Stonnington - All industries : 7.5% Not stated, City of Stonnington - All industries : 0.7%
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 Stonnington - All industries: +1,395 Car, as passenger, City of Stonnington - All industries: -90 Train, City of Stonnington - All industries: +2,887 Bus, City of Stonnington - All industries: -101 Ferry, City of Stonnington - All industries: +4 Tram, City of Stonnington - All industries: +116 Truck, City of Stonnington - All industries: -31 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Stonnington - All industries: -13 Bicycle, City of Stonnington - All industries: +326 Taxi/Other, City of Stonnington - All industries: -41 Other - multiple methods, City of Stonnington - All industries: +169 Worked at home, City of Stonnington - All industries: +466 Did not go to work, City of Stonnington - All industries: -227 Not stated, City of Stonnington - All industries: -145
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 12,831 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Stonnington, compared with 29,110 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 Stonnington shows that 22.7% used public transport, while 51.5% 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 Stonnington and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (21.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (7.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Tram (5.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (43.7% compared to 61.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Train (+2,887 people)
  • Car, as driver (+1,395 people)
  • Walked only (+875 people)
  • Worked at home (+466 people)

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