PREFACE: POLICY CONTEXT - TRANSPORT
Understanding journey-to-work commuting patterns is central to developing and prioritising plans and programs and conducting research on transport issues. The Workforce Participation and Workplace Flexibility survey will assist transport and planning agencies to understand the extent of flexible workplace arrangements and the factors which discourage workforce participation.
These factors include: the availability and use of flexible working arrangements; barriers to using flexible working arrangements; workplace conditions which may encourage people who have left the labour force to return, and work and family balance among the working population.
The Workforce Participation and Workplace Flexibility survey will help contribute to understanding how and why demand for transport is changing as Victoria’s population grows and patterns of employment change, how these changes might impact transport demand in the future, and whether increasing workplace flexibility is a possible solution.