City of Albany

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Albany, there is a lower proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Western Australia workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport the City of Albany'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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Albany20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver12,34470.262.611,16369.863.3+1,181
Car, as passenger9205.24.78965.64.9+24
Motorbike/Motor scooter490.30.3810.50.5-32
Other - multiple methods1460.81.52411.52.0-95
Walked only3742.12.24382.72.8-64
Worked at home1,1496.57.57874.94.3+362
Did not go to work2,08611.911.71,72610.810.1+360
Not stated910.50.51901.21.1-99
Total 17,594100.0100.015,985100.0100.0+1,609

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2021, there were 168 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Albany, compared with 13,441 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Albany shows that 1.0% used public transport, while 76.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.4% and 68.2% respectively in Western Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Albany and the Western Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (70.2% compared to 62.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0.9% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (6.5% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Albany between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,181 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+362 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+360 resident workers)
  • Other - multiple methods (-95 resident workers)

City of Albany

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