SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND TRAVEL PATTERNS OF NON-DRIVERS RESIDING IN METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE

The purpose of this report is to present the findings of a study undertaken as a first step towards gaining an understanding of the transportation needs of the little considered non-driving members of the population. These are people who do not have the use of private transport, except perhaps as a passenger, and are therefore reliant on public transport for their independent travel needs. Data used for the study were collected in household interviews carried out for the 1964 Melbourne Transportation Study. Non-drivers were initially separated into three categories: (a) persons from non-vehicle households; (b) unlicensed adults from vehicle-owning households too young to obtain a licence. There were three major aspects to the study. The first involved determining what proportion of the population is comprised of these non-drivers and the extent of their contribution to motor transport use. The second was concerned with establishing the socio-economic characteristics of each non-driver group. The third involved an attempt to determine how far non-drivers are disadvantaged relative to drivers by not having independent use of private transport.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Limited

    500 Burwood Highway
    Vermont South, Victoria    3133
  • Authors:
    • Bence, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARR Report 30
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM