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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel, NSW and Vic., October 2008 (cat no: 3240.0)

    This publication summarises results from the 2008 State Supplementary Survey - Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel. The survey was conducted during October 2008 throughout New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (Vic.). The survey measured the demographic characteristics of movers and non-movers; the reasons why people changed their usual residence; the reasons why people changed their current suburb of employment; and the modes of transport typically used to travel to the current suburb of employment.


    PURPOSE

    Each year in October the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conducts individual state specific surveys as part of the Monthly Population Survey (MPS) program. Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel was the October 2008 State Supplementary Survey topic for NSW and Vic..


    SCOPE

    The Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel survey was conducted as a supplement to the ABS Monthly Population Survey (MPS). The MPS is based on a multistage area sample of private dwellings (houses, flats, etc) and a list sample of non-private dwellings (hotels, motels etc). This survey excluded non-private dwellings. Information was collected by either a face-to-face or telephone interview from one responsible adult per household. Respondents answered questions on behalf of all household members. The survey was conducted using seven-eighths of the full sample of private dwellings in NSW and Vic. that were included in the MPS. The following people were excluded:

    • persons aged under 18 years;
    • members of the permanent defence forces;
    • certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from censuses and surveys;
    • overseas residents in Australia;
    • members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependents) stationed in Australia;
    • private dwellings containing visitors only;
    • visitors to the household; and
    • residents of non-private dwellings such as hospitals, hotels, motels and prisons.


    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    Persons: Structure, number of bedrooms, tenure and landlord type at the current dwelling, whether lived in a previous dwelling in the last three years and it's characteristics, whether had a different suburb of usual residence in the last three years and its characteristics (including straight line distance from both the capital city's central business district and the new suburb of usual residence).

    Employed persons: Whether usual travel to work was to one specific suburb and the characteristics of that suburb, whether had a previous suburb of employment (or had previously worked from home or without a fixed location) in the last three years and it's characteristics.

    Persons not employed: Whether had a previous (i.e. most recent) suburb of employment (or had previously worked from home or without a fixed location) in the last three years and the characteristics of that suburb.

    Persons employed in the last three years whose usual travel to work was to one specific suburb: Modes of transport used, and straight line and road distance, to work for each possible combination of travel routes (in order) over the last 3 years between the current or previous suburb of usual residence and the current or previous suburb of employment.

    Estimates of total persons and proportion for each population as well as estimates of mean and median for estimates of distance are available. These estimates can be disaggregated by demographic and other data items from the Labour Force Survey to which this survey is a supplement.

    Main outputs

    Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel, NSW and Vic., October 2008 (cat no: 3240.0)

    Publication Tables - NSW:

    Table 1a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Selected characteristics, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 1b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Selected characteristics: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 2a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Current tenure type, household type and dwelling structure, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 2b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Current tenure type, household type and dwelling structure: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 3a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, By Labour Force region, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 3b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, By Labour Force region: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 4a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment, by Labour Force Region, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 4b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment, by Labour Force Region: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 5a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Age groups by selected characteristics, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 5b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Age groups by selected characteristics: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 6a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Current tenure type by previous tenure type, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 6b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Current tenure type by previous tenure type: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 7a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Current tenure type by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 7b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Current tenure type by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 8a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Household type by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 8b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Household type by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 9a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 9b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 10a. ALL PERSONS—MOVERS, AGED 18–24, Participation in education by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in last three years, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 10b. ALL PERSONS—MOVERS, AGED 18–24, Participation in education by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in last three years: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 11a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS FROM INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS, Location of previous dwelling by selected characteristics, Sydney Major Statistical Region, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 11b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS FROM INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS, Location of previous dwelling by selected characteristics: Relative Standard Error, Sydney Major Statistical Region, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 12a. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Mode of transport typically used to travel to c
    current suburb of employment, by Labour Force Region, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 12b. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Mode of transport typically used to travel to current suburb of employment, by Labour Force Region: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 13a. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment by mode of transport typically used, Sydney Major Statistical Region, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 13b. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment by mode of transport typically used: Relative Standard Error, Sydney Major Statistical Region, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 14a. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS, Mode of transport typically used to current suburb of employment by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 14b. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS, Mode of transport typically used to current suburb of employment by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 15a. ALL PERSONS—CHANGED SUBURB OF USUAL EMPLOYMENT, All reasons for changing suburb of usual employment, by mode of transport typically used, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 15b. ALL PERSONS—CHANGED SUBURB OF USUAL EMPLOYMENT, All reasons for changing suburb of usual employment, by mode of transport typically used: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 16a. ALL PERSONS—CHANGE SUBURB OF USUAL EMPLOYMENT, Household type by all reasons for changing suburb of usual employment in the last three years, NSW, Oct 2008
    Table 16b. ALL PERSONS—CHANGE SUBURB OF USUAL EMPLOYMENT, Household type by all reasons for changing suburb of usual employment in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, NSW, Oct 2008

    Publication Tables - Vic.:

    Table 1a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Selected characteristics, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 1b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Selected characteristics: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 2a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Current tenure type, household type and dwelling structure, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 2b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Current tenure type, household type and dwelling structure: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 3a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, By Labour Force region, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 3b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, By Labour Force region: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 4a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment, by Labour Force Region, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 4b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment, by Labour Force Region: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 5a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Age groups by selected characteristics, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 5b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Age groups by selected characteristics, Vic.: Relative Standard Error, Oct 2008
    Table 6a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Current tenure type by previous tenure type, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 6b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Current tenure type by previous tenure type: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 7a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Current tenure type by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 7b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Current tenure type by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 8a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Household type by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 8b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Household type by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 9a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 9b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 10a. ALL PERSONS—MOVERS, AGED 18–24, Participation in education by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in last three years, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 10b. ALL PERSONS—MOVERS, AGED 18–24, Participation in education by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in last three years: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 11a. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS FROM INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS, Location of previous dwelling by selected characteristics, Melbourne Major Statistical Region, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 11b. ALL PERSONS - MOVERS FROM INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS, Location of previous dwelling by selected characteristics: Relative Standard Error, Melbourne Major Statistical Region, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 12a. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Mode of transport typically used to travel to current suburb of employment, by Labour Force Region, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 12b. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Mode of transport typically used to travel to current suburb of employment, by Labour Force Region: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 13a. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment by mode of transport typically used, Melbourne Major Statistical Region, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 13b. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS AND NON-MOVERS, Proximity of usual residence to current suburb of employment by mode of transport typically used: Relative Standard Error, Melbourne Major Statistical Region, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 14a. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS, Mode of transport typically used to current suburb of employment by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 14b. EMPLOYED PERSONS - MOVERS, Mode of transport typically used to current suburb of employment by all reasons for changing place of usual residence in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 15a. ALL PERSONS—CHANGED SUBURB OF USUAL EMPLOYMENT, All reasons for changing suburb of usual employment, by mode of transport typically used, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 15b. ALL PERSONS—CHANGED SUBURB OF USUAL EMPLOYMENT, All reasons for changing suburb of usual employment, by mode of transport typically used: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 16a. ALL PERSONS—CHANGE SUBURB OF USUAL EMPLOYMENT, Household type by all reasons for changing suburb of usual employment in the last three years, Vic., Oct 2008
    Table 16b. ALL PERSONS—CHANGE SUBURB OF USUAL EMPLOYMENT, Household type by all reasons for changing suburb of usual employment in the last three years: Relative Standard Error, Vic., Oct 2008

    Classifications

    Relevant ABS, National and/or International classifications and standards will be used. Where these are not available, the survey will aim for consistency with other ABS surveys.

    Other concepts (summary)

    N/A


    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Major Statistical Region
    Statistical Region

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    N/A


    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Once Only

    Frequency comments

    The Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel survey is not part of the ongoing ABS MPS program.


    COLLECTION HISTORY

    The ABS has been conducting surveys related to the topic of Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel on an irregular and largely state basis. Extreme caution must be used when comparing the 2008 survey with other related publications as different methodologies have been used. Previous ABS surveys of Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel used a variety of sampling methods, estimation methods, concepts, data item definitions and classifications. These include:



    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments

    Data from the 2008 State Supplementary Survey, Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Impliations for Travel are available in a variety of formats. The format available free of charge on the ABS website is a web-based publication: Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Impliations for Travel, NSW and Vic., October 2008 (cat. no. 3240.0).

    If the information you require is not available as a standard product, inquiries can be made by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Larissa Wharton in Sydney on (02) 9268 4376.



    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    03/06/2009 09:37 AM



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