Public transport accessibility in Victoria

DATE: 18 April 2016

Access to public transport is important to many people with disability, particularly those unable to drive.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers 2012 asked people about their ability to use public transport and reasons for being unable to. This infographic presents some of the results.

Key facts:

  • Data concern whether persons could use public transport (including with assistance or supervision), regardless of whether it is currently available in a person’s area.
  • Respondents are asked about all forms of public transport, including trains, buses, trams and ferries.
  • Data may reflect the respondents’ perceptions of public transport accessibility.
  • 'Disability' is used to mean the broad ABS definition of disability, and includes persons over 65.
  • 'Profound disability' is a classification used in ABS disability statistics. A person is so classified if they (or a household member) report that they are always unable to do, or always require supervision or assistance with an activity involving mobility, communication, or self-care. 
  • Data are from the ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing, and Carers, 2012
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