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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the City of Albany have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Regional WA.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Albany's local resident workers use (either within or outside the local area), informs decision-makers about the effectiveness of transport modes, routes and availability of local 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;
  • The number of motor vehicles available 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 Residents place of work and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local resident workers method of travel to work
City of Albany 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver10,01766.656.88,97064.156.3+1,047
Car, as passenger9016.07.19526.87.4-51
Train30.00.160.00.0-3
Train and Car00.00.100.00.00
Train and other30.00.000.00.0+3
Train and multiple other methods00.00.000.00.00
Bus1070.74.21110.82.2-4
Bus and car120.10.3100.10.1+2
Bus and other (not train)00.00.190.10.0-9
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)40.00.100.00.0+4
Ferry110.10.000.00.0+11
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck1481.01.21901.41.5-42
Motorbike/Motor scooter1020.70.7750.50.6+27
Bicycle1220.81.01300.91.1-8
Taxi/Other1801.22.21471.11.6+33
Other - multiple methods1080.70.9930.70.7+15
Walked only4453.06.64423.27.5+3
Worked at home8485.66.07895.67.5+59
Did not go to work1,81112.011.01,82413.011.3-13
Not stated2121.41.62471.81.9-35

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, Regional WA: 56.8% Car, as passenger, Regional WA: 7.1% Train, Regional WA: 0.1% Train and Car, Regional WA: 0.1% Train and other, Regional WA: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Regional WA: 0.0% Bus, Regional WA: 4.2% Bus and car, Regional WA: 0.3% Bus and other (not train), Regional WA: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Regional WA: 0.1% Ferry, Regional WA: 0.0% Tram, Regional WA: 0.0% Truck, Regional WA: 1.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Regional WA: 0.7% Bicycle, Regional WA: 1.0% Taxi/Other, Regional WA: 2.2% Other - multiple methods, Regional WA: 0.9% Worked at home, Regional WA: 6.0% Did not go to work, Regional WA: 11.0% Not stated, Regional WA: 1.6% Car, as driver, City of Albany: 66.6% Car, as passenger, City of Albany: 6.0% Train, City of Albany: 0.0% Train and Car, City of Albany: 0.0% Train and other, City of Albany: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, City of Albany: 0.0% Bus, City of Albany: 0.7% Bus and car, City of Albany: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), City of Albany: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Albany: 0.0% Ferry, City of Albany: 0.1% Tram, City of Albany: 0.0% Truck, City of Albany: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Albany: 0.7% Bicycle, City of Albany: 0.8% Taxi/Other, City of Albany: 1.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Albany: 0.7% Worked at home, City of Albany: 5.6% Did not go to work, City of Albany: 12.0% Not stated, City of Albany: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, City of Albany: +1,047 Car, as passenger, City of Albany: -51 Train, City of Albany: -3 Train and Car, City of Albany: 0 Train and other, City of Albany: +3 Train and multiple other methods, City of Albany: 0 Bus, City of Albany: -4 Bus and car, City of Albany: +2 Bus and other (not train), City of Albany: -9 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Albany: +4 Ferry, City of Albany: +11 Tram, City of Albany: 0 Truck, City of Albany: -42 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Albany: +27 Bicycle, City of Albany: -8 Taxi/Other, City of Albany: +33 Other - multiple methods, City of Albany: +15 Worked at home, City of Albany: +59 Did not go to work, City of Albany: -13 Not stated, City of Albany: -35
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 140 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Albany, compared with 11,066 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the City of Albany shows that 0.9% used public transport, while 73.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 4.8% and 65.2% respectively in Regional WA.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the City of Albany and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (66.6% compared to 56.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (3.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (0.7% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as passenger (6.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in the City of Albany between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,047 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (+59 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (-51 local labour force)
  • Truck (-42 local labour force)

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