Shire of Beverley

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Shire of Beverley

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Shire of Beverley, 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 Shire of Beverley'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

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Resident workers method of travel to work
Shire of Beverley20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver35553.962.632548.963.3+30
Car, as passenger192.94.7274.14.9-8
Train004.0004.9--
Bus71.13.3121.84.3-5
Ferry000.0000.0--
Tram000.0000.0--
Truck132.00.6162.40.7-3
Motorbike/Motor scooter000.340.60.5-4
Bicycle30.50.730.51.0--
Taxi/Other000.4000.2--
Other - multiple methods192.91.5274.12.0-8
Walked only365.52.2446.62.8-8
Worked at home10916.57.511617.44.3-7
Did not go to work8813.411.78012.010.1+8
Not stated101.50.5111.71.1-1
Total 659100.0100.0665100.0100.0-6

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 7 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Shire of Beverley, compared with 387 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 Shire of Beverley shows that 1.1% used public transport, while 58.7% 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 Shire of Beverley and the Western Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (16.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (53.9% compared to 62.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who walked only (5.5% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+30 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+8 resident workers)
  • Walked only (-8 resident workers)
  • Other - multiple methods (-8 resident workers)

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