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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Wyndham, 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 Wyndham 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 Wyndham, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers method of travel to work
City of Wyndham - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%Victoria %
Car, as driver45,57973.661.9
Car, as passenger3,3495.44.0
Train1,0391.79.2
Bus6451.01.3
Ferry50.00.0
Tram110.01.9
Truck4310.70.6
Motorbike/Motor scooter1480.20.4
Bicycle2390.41.2
Taxi/Other1630.30.2
Other - multiple methods7311.21.2
Walked only8651.43.2
Worked at home2,9944.84.6
Did not go to work5,0688.29.3
Not stated6331.01.0

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 Wyndham: 73.6% Car, as passenger, City of Wyndham: 5.4% Train, City of Wyndham: 1.7% Bus, City of Wyndham: 1.0% Ferry, City of Wyndham: 0.0% Tram, City of Wyndham: 0.0% Truck, City of Wyndham: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Wyndham: 0.2% Bicycle, City of Wyndham: 0.4% Taxi/Other, City of Wyndham: 0.3% Other - multiple methods, City of Wyndham: 1.2% Worked at home, City of Wyndham: 4.8% Did not go to work, City of Wyndham: 8.2% Not stated, City of Wyndham: 1.0%
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 Wyndham: +45,579 Car, as passenger, City of Wyndham: +3,349 Train, City of Wyndham: +1,039 Bus, City of Wyndham: +645 Ferry, City of Wyndham: +5 Tram, City of Wyndham: +11 Truck, City of Wyndham: +431 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Wyndham: +148 Bicycle, City of Wyndham: +239 Taxi/Other, City of Wyndham: +163 Other - multiple methods, City of Wyndham: +731 Worked at home, City of Wyndham: +2,994 Did not go to work, City of Wyndham: +5,068 Not stated, City of Wyndham: +633
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 1,689 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Wyndham, compared with 49,370 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 Wyndham in 2016 compared to Victoria shows that 2.7% used public transport, while 79.8% 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 in the City of Wyndham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (73.6% compared to 61.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by tram (0.0% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (1.4% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+45,579 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+5,068 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+3,349 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+2,994 local workers)

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