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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the City of Joondalup have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Western Australia.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Joondalup'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 Joondalup 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver51,34661.860.450,84462.560.9+502
Car, as passenger4,1024.95.84,5475.66.3-445
Train3,8254.62.23,4114.21.5+414
Train and Car1,8762.31.11,6242.00.7+252
Train and other1,9772.41.31,7812.20.8+196
Train and multiple other methods6020.70.44880.60.2+114
Bus8451.03.76880.83.5+157
Bus and car1150.10.3670.10.3+48
Bus and other (not train)180.00.0110.00.0+7
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)240.00.1170.00.0+7
Ferry190.00.0140.00.0+5
Tram00.00.0120.00.0-12
Truck7760.91.08771.11.2-101
Motorbike/Motor scooter4290.50.63690.50.6+60
Bicycle4480.51.13490.41.0+99
Taxi/Other9631.21.57720.91.2+191
Other - multiple methods6290.80.84160.50.5+213
Walked only1,2771.53.31,0541.33.4+223
Worked at home3,1223.84.02,8643.54.4+258
Did not go to work9,64711.611.09,83412.111.6-187
Not stated9871.21.41,3431.71.8-356

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, Western Australia: 60.4% Car, as passenger, Western Australia: 5.8% Train, Western Australia: 2.2% Train and Car, Western Australia: 1.1% Train and other, Western Australia: 1.3% Train and multiple other methods, Western Australia: 0.4% Bus, Western Australia: 3.7% Bus and car, Western Australia: 0.3% Bus and other (not train), Western Australia: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Western Australia: 0.1% Ferry, Western Australia: 0.0% Tram, Western Australia: 0.0% Truck, Western Australia: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Western Australia: 0.6% Bicycle, Western Australia: 1.1% Taxi/Other, Western Australia: 1.5% Other - multiple methods, Western Australia: 0.8% Worked at home, Western Australia: 4.0% Did not go to work, Western Australia: 11.0% Not stated, Western Australia: 1.4% Car, as driver, City of Joondalup: 61.8% Car, as passenger, City of Joondalup: 4.9% Train, City of Joondalup: 4.6% Train and Car, City of Joondalup: 2.3% Train and other, City of Joondalup: 2.4% Train and multiple other methods, City of Joondalup: 0.7% Bus, City of Joondalup: 1.0% Bus and car, City of Joondalup: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), City of Joondalup: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Joondalup: 0.0% Ferry, City of Joondalup: 0.0% Tram, City of Joondalup: 0.0% Truck, City of Joondalup: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Joondalup: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Joondalup: 0.5% Taxi/Other, City of Joondalup: 1.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Joondalup: 0.8% Worked at home, City of Joondalup: 3.8% Did not go to work, City of Joondalup: 11.6% Not stated, City of Joondalup: 1.2%
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 Joondalup: +502 Car, as passenger, City of Joondalup: -445 Train, City of Joondalup: +414 Train and Car, City of Joondalup: +252 Train and other, City of Joondalup: +196 Train and multiple other methods, City of Joondalup: +114 Bus, City of Joondalup: +157 Bus and car, City of Joondalup: +48 Bus and other (not train), City of Joondalup: +7 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Joondalup: +7 Ferry, City of Joondalup: +5 Tram, City of Joondalup: -12 Truck, City of Joondalup: -101 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Joondalup: +60 Bicycle, City of Joondalup: +99 Taxi/Other, City of Joondalup: +191 Other - multiple methods, City of Joondalup: +213 Worked at home, City of Joondalup: +258 Did not go to work, City of Joondalup: -187 Not stated, City of Joondalup: -356
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 9,301 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Joondalup, compared with 56,224 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 Joondalup shows that 11.2% used public transport, while 67.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.2% and 67.1% respectively in Western Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (4.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (61.8% compared to 60.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (1.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.5% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+502 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (-445 local labour force)
  • Train (+414 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (+258 local labour force)

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