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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver5,62063.860.43,91061.460.9+1,710
Car, as passenger4254.85.83154.96.3+110
Train1131.32.2460.71.5+67
Train and Car1351.51.1731.10.7+62
Train and other200.21.370.10.8+13
Train and multiple other methods370.40.4140.20.2+23
Bus1061.23.7560.93.5+50
Bus and car100.10.3230.40.3-13
Bus and other (not train)50.10.000.00.0+5
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)40.00.100.00.0+4
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck2192.51.02343.71.2-15
Motorbike/Motor scooter310.40.6140.20.6+17
Bicycle210.21.1200.31.0+1
Taxi/Other1321.51.5530.81.2+79
Other - multiple methods570.60.8420.70.5+15
Walked only1972.23.31542.43.4+43
Worked at home5045.74.04987.84.4+6
Did not go to work1,04111.811.077912.211.6+262
Not stated1341.51.41292.01.8+5

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 63.8% Car, as passenger, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.8% Train, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.3% Train and Car, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.5% Train and other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.2% Train and multiple other methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.4% Bus, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.2% Bus and car, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Ferry, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Tram, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Truck, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.4% Bicycle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.5% Other - multiple methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.6% Worked at home, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.7% Did not go to work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.8% Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,710 Car, as passenger, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +110 Train, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +67 Train and Car, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +62 Train and other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +13 Train and multiple other methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +23 Bus, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +50 Bus and car, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -13 Bus and other (not train), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +5 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +4 Ferry, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Tram, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Truck, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -15 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +17 Bicycle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1 Taxi/Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +79 Other - multiple methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +15 Worked at home, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +6 Did not go to work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +262 Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +5
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 430 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, compared with 6,264 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale shows that 4.9% used public transport, while 71.1% 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (63.8% compared to 60.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (5.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Truck (2.5% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (1.2% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,710 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+262 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (+110 local labour force)
  • Taxi/Other (+79 local labour force)

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