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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 driver1,17926.938.01,32331.241.2-144
Car, as passenger952.22.71102.63.5-15
Train1,83942.033.31,56436.929.4+275
Bus491.11.6832.01.6-34
Ferry00.00.030.10.0-3
Tram2646.04.92957.05.0-31
Truck00.00.000.00.00
Motorbike/Motor scooter280.60.5411.00.5-13
Bicycle1814.11.81303.11.6+51
Taxi/Other150.30.2250.60.2-10
Other - multiple methods581.31.1501.21.1+8
Walked only1723.93.11884.43.4-16
Worked at home2666.15.72165.14.2+50
Did not go to work2215.06.91964.67.5+25
Not stated120.30.3180.40.6-6

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 - Financial and Insurance Services  : 38.0% Car, as passenger, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.7% Train, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 33.3% Bus, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.6% Ferry, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.0% Tram, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 4.9% Truck, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.5% Bicycle, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.8% Taxi/Other, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.1% Worked at home, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 5.7% Did not go to work, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 6.9% Not stated, Victoria - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.3% Car, as driver, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 26.9% Car, as passenger, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 2.2% Train, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 42.0% Bus, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.1% Ferry, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Tram, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 6.0% Truck, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.6% Bicycle, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 4.1% Taxi/Other, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 1.3% Worked at home, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 6.1% Did not go to work, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 5.0% Not stated, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services : 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in 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 - Financial and Insurance Services: -144 Car, as passenger, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: -15 Train, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: +275 Bus, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: -34 Ferry, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: -3 Tram, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: -31 Truck, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: -13 Bicycle, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: +51 Taxi/Other, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: -10 Other - multiple methods, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: +8 Worked at home, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: +50 Did not go to work, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: +25 Not stated, City of Stonnington - Financial and Insurance Services: -6
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 1,888 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Stonnington, compared with 1,538 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 43.1% used public transport, while 35.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 34.8% and 45.6% respectively in Victoria.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) of the City of Stonnington and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Train (42.0% compared to 33.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Bicycle (4.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (26.9% compared to 38.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) travelled to work by Did not go to work (5.0% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in the City of Stonnington between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Train (+275 people)
  • Car, as driver (-144 people)
  • Bicycle (+51 people)
  • Worked at home (+50 people)

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