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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Joondalup, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Western Australia.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the City of Joondalup is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the City of Joondalup, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

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

Local workers method of travel to work
City of Joondalup - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver24,44263.460.420,30161.961.4+4,141
Car, as passenger2,2755.95.81,9836.06.2+292
Train3540.92.22200.71.5+134
Train and Car1430.41.1790.20.7+64
Train and other4181.11.32830.90.8+135
Train and multiple other methods1160.30.4740.20.2+42
Bus4311.13.93341.03.5+97
Bus and car640.20.3430.10.4+21
Bus and other (not train)100.00.140.00.0+6
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)30.00.130.00.00
Ferry00.00.060.00.0-6
Tram60.00.000.00.0+6
Truck2520.71.02520.81.20
Motorbike/Motor scooter1610.40.61380.40.6+23
Bicycle1930.51.12000.61.0-7
Taxi/Other2350.61.61790.51.2+56
Other - multiple methods1790.50.71280.40.5+51
Walked only8602.23.36922.13.4+168
Worked at home2,8057.34.02,5727.84.5+233
Did not go to work5,26013.611.14,89014.911.6+370
Not stated3630.91.04041.21.1-41

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local 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: 3.9% Bus and car, Western Australia: 0.3% Bus and other (not train), Western Australia: 0.1% 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: 1.6% Other - multiple methods, Western Australia: 0.7% Worked at home, Western Australia: 4.0% Did not go to work, Western Australia: 11.1% Not stated, Western Australia: 1.0% Car, as driver, City of Joondalup: 63.4% Car, as passenger, City of Joondalup: 5.9% Train, City of Joondalup: 0.9% Train and Car, City of Joondalup: 0.4% Train and other, City of Joondalup: 1.1% Train and multiple other methods, City of Joondalup: 0.3% Bus, City of Joondalup: 1.1% Bus and car, City of Joondalup: 0.2% 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: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Joondalup: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Joondalup: 0.5% Taxi/Other, City of Joondalup: 0.6% Other - multiple methods, City of Joondalup: 0.5% Worked at home, City of Joondalup: 7.3% Did not go to work, City of Joondalup: 13.6% Not stated, City of Joondalup: 0.9%
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 workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, City of Joondalup: +4,141 Car, as passenger, City of Joondalup: +292 Train, City of Joondalup: +134 Train and Car, City of Joondalup: +64 Train and other, City of Joondalup: +135 Train and multiple other methods, City of Joondalup: +42 Bus, City of Joondalup: +97 Bus and car, City of Joondalup: +21 Bus and other (not train), City of Joondalup: +6 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Joondalup: 0 Ferry, City of Joondalup: -6 Tram, City of Joondalup: +6 Truck, City of Joondalup: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Joondalup: +23 Bicycle, City of Joondalup: -7 Taxi/Other, City of Joondalup: +56 Other - multiple methods, City of Joondalup: +51 Worked at home, City of Joondalup: +233 Did not go to work, City of Joondalup: +370 Not stated, City of Joondalup: -41
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 1,539 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Joondalup, compared with 26,975 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the City of Joondalup in 2011 compared to Western Australia shows that 4.0% used public transport, while 69.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.5% and 67.2% respectively in Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (7.3% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (63.4% compared to 60.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (13.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.1% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+4,141 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+370 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+292 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+233 local workers)

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