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City of Armadale

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Armadale, 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 Armadale'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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Armadale 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver24,88968.663.319,22964.760.4+5,660
Car, as passenger1,6694.64.91,7075.75.8-38
Train2,3036.34.92,0887.05.1+215
Bus6201.74.34351.54.2+185
Ferry30.00.0000.0+3
Tram50.00.030.00.0+2
Truck3240.90.74131.41.0-89
Motorbike/Motor scooter1710.50.51810.60.6-10
Bicycle1130.31.01020.31.1+11
Taxi/Other530.10.2330.10.2+20
Other - multiple methods6221.72.05251.82.0+97
Walked only4101.12.84401.53.3-30
Worked at home1,1353.14.39233.14.0+212
Did not go to work3,6079.910.13,20410.811.0+403
Not stated3721.01.14591.51.4-87
Total 36,296100.0100.029,742100.0100.0+6,554

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 2,931 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Armadale, compared with 27,053 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 Armadale shows that 8.1% used public transport, while 74.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.2% and 69.4% respectively in Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (68.6% compared to 63.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (1.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (6.3% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the City of Armadale between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+5,660 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+403 resident workers)
  • Train (+215 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+212 resident workers)

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