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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local resident workers in the City of Mandurah have a lower 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 Mandurah'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 Mandurah 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver16,58659.860.413,16762.460.9+3,419
Car, as passenger1,8796.85.81,6757.96.3+204
Train5662.02.260.01.5+560
Train and Car3541.31.170.00.7+347
Train and other2190.81.3100.00.8+209
Train and multiple other methods1450.50.440.00.2+141
Bus6092.23.74312.03.5+178
Bus and car610.20.3600.30.3+1
Bus and other (not train)200.10.030.00.0+17
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)240.10.1110.10.0+13
Ferry100.00.060.00.0+4
Tram00.00.060.00.0-6
Truck2981.11.02501.21.2+48
Motorbike/Motor scooter1390.50.6920.40.6+47
Bicycle1460.51.11270.61.0+19
Taxi/Other5241.91.52631.21.2+261
Other - multiple methods2741.00.81630.80.5+111
Walked only5912.13.34302.03.4+161
Worked at home9193.34.08063.84.4+113
Did not go to work3,94314.211.03,15014.911.6+793
Not stated4261.51.44222.01.8+4

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 Mandurah: 59.8% Car, as passenger, City of Mandurah: 6.8% Train, City of Mandurah: 2.0% Train and Car, City of Mandurah: 1.3% Train and other, City of Mandurah: 0.8% Train and multiple other methods, City of Mandurah: 0.5% Bus, City of Mandurah: 2.2% Bus and car, City of Mandurah: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), City of Mandurah: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Mandurah: 0.1% Ferry, City of Mandurah: 0.0% Tram, City of Mandurah: 0.0% Truck, City of Mandurah: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Mandurah: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Mandurah: 0.5% Taxi/Other, City of Mandurah: 1.9% Other - multiple methods, City of Mandurah: 1.0% Worked at home, City of Mandurah: 3.3% Did not go to work, City of Mandurah: 14.2% Not stated, City of Mandurah: 1.5%
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 Mandurah: +3,419 Car, as passenger, City of Mandurah: +204 Train, City of Mandurah: +560 Train and Car, City of Mandurah: +347 Train and other, City of Mandurah: +209 Train and multiple other methods, City of Mandurah: +141 Bus, City of Mandurah: +178 Bus and car, City of Mandurah: +1 Bus and other (not train), City of Mandurah: +17 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), City of Mandurah: +13 Ferry, City of Mandurah: +4 Tram, City of Mandurah: -6 Truck, City of Mandurah: +48 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Mandurah: +47 Bicycle, City of Mandurah: +19 Taxi/Other, City of Mandurah: +261 Other - multiple methods, City of Mandurah: +111 Worked at home, City of Mandurah: +113 Did not go to work, City of Mandurah: +793 Not stated, City of Mandurah: +4
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 2,008 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Mandurah, compared with 18,763 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 resident workers in the City of Mandurah shows that 7.2% 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 resident workers in the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Did not go to work (14.2% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Bus (2.2% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Walked only (2.1% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local resident workers in the City of Mandurah between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,419 local resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+793 local resident workers)
  • Train (+560 local resident workers)
  • Train and Car (+347 local resident workers)

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