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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 driver70434.758.071536.657.4-11
Car, as passenger502.54.9613.15.6-11
Train54827.012.646824.012.2+80
Bus321.61.7502.61.8-18
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram1748.62.619610.02.8-22
Truck30.10.8100.51.0-7
Motorbike/Motor scooter110.50.370.40.3+4
Bicycle361.80.8361.80.90
Taxi/Other30.10.290.50.2-6
Other - multiple methods371.81.2251.31.2+12
Walked only1316.52.41165.92.6+15
Worked at home1457.26.01135.84.2+32
Did not go to work1336.67.81367.08.7-3
Not stated190.90.690.51.2+10

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 - Administrative and Support Services  : 58.0% Car, as passenger, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 4.9% Train, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 12.6% Bus, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.7% Ferry, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.0% Tram, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.6% Truck, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.3% Bicycle, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.8% Taxi/Other, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.2% Worked at home, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 6.0% Did not go to work, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 7.8% Not stated, Victoria - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.6% Car, as driver, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 34.7% Car, as passenger, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 2.5% Train, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 27.0% Bus, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 1.6% Ferry, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Tram, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 8.6% Truck, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 0.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 0.5% Bicycle, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 1.8% Taxi/Other, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 1.8% Worked at home, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 7.2% Did not go to work, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 6.6% Not stated, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services : 0.9%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: -11 Car, as passenger, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: -11 Train, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: +80 Bus, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: -18 Ferry, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Tram, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: -22 Truck, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: -7 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: +4 Bicycle, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Taxi/Other, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: -6 Other - multiple methods, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: +12 Worked at home, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: +32 Did not go to work, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: -3 Not stated, City of Stonnington - Administrative and Support Services: +10
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 580 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Stonnington, compared with 931 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 28.6% used public transport, while 46.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 14.4% and 66.3% respectively in Victoria.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Train (27.0% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Tram (8.6% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Walked only (6.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (34.7% compared to 58.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Train (+80 people)
  • Worked at home (+32 people)
  • Tram (-22 people)
  • Bus (-18 people)

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