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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver1,81357.360.41,42854.161.4+385
Car, as passenger1605.15.81284.86.2+32
Train30.12.200.01.5+3
Train and Car00.01.100.00.70
Train and other00.01.330.10.8-3
Train and multiple other methods00.00.400.00.20
Bus120.43.990.33.5+3
Bus and car00.00.330.10.4-3
Bus and other (not train)00.00.100.00.00
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.100.00.00
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck983.11.0913.41.2+7
Motorbike/Motor scooter70.20.690.30.6-2
Bicycle100.31.1120.51.0-2
Taxi/Other331.01.6120.51.2+21
Other - multiple methods200.60.7180.70.5+2
Walked only1514.83.31375.23.4+14
Worked at home46514.74.046017.44.5+5
Did not go to work35411.211.130611.611.6+48
Not stated361.11.0250.91.1+11

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 57.3% Car, as passenger, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.1% Train, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.1% Train and Car, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Train and other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Bus, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.4% Bus and car, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Bus and other (not train), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% 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: 3.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.2% Bicycle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.0% Other - multiple methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.6% Worked at home, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 14.7% Did not go to work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.2% Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.1%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +385 Car, as passenger, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +32 Train, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3 Train and Car, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Train and other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -3 Train and multiple other methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Bus, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3 Bus and car, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -3 Bus and other (not train), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Ferry, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Tram, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Truck, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +7 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -2 Bicycle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -2 Taxi/Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +21 Other - multiple methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +2 Worked at home, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +5 Did not go to work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +48 Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +11
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 15 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, compared with 2,071 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 compared to Western Australia shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 65.5% 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (14.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by truck (3.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.4% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (57.3% compared to 60.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+385 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+48 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+32 local workers)
  • Taxi/Other (+21 local workers)

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