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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in City of Armadale 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 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 Residents place of work and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Armadale 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 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
Ferry30.00.000.00.0+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

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

Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016
Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Western Australia : 63.3% Car, as passenger, Western Australia : 4.9% Train, Western Australia : 4.9% Bus, Western Australia : 4.3% Ferry, Western Australia : 0.0% Tram, Western Australia : 0.0% Truck, Western Australia : 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Western Australia : 0.5% Bicycle, Western Australia : 1.0% Taxi/Other, Western Australia : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Western Australia : 2.0% Worked at home, Western Australia : 4.3% Did not go to work, Western Australia : 10.1% Not stated, Western Australia : 1.1% Car, as driver, City of Armadale - All industries : 68.6% Car, as passenger, City of Armadale - All industries : 4.6% Train, City of Armadale - All industries : 6.3% Bus, City of Armadale - All industries : 1.7% Ferry, City of Armadale - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Armadale - All industries : 0.0% Truck, City of Armadale - All industries : 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Armadale - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, City of Armadale - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Armadale - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Armadale - All industries : 1.7% Worked at home, City of Armadale - All industries : 3.1% Did not go to work, City of Armadale - All industries : 9.9% Not stated, City of Armadale - All industries : 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, City of Armadale - All industries: +5,660 Car, as passenger, City of Armadale - All industries: -38 Train, City of Armadale - All industries: +215 Bus, City of Armadale - All industries: +185 Ferry, City of Armadale - All industries: +3 Tram, City of Armadale - All industries: +2 Truck, City of Armadale - All industries: -89 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Armadale - All industries: -10 Bicycle, City of Armadale - All industries: +11 Taxi/Other, City of Armadale - All industries: +20 Other - multiple methods, City of Armadale - All industries: +97 Worked at home, City of Armadale - All industries: +212 Did not go to work, City of Armadale - All industries: +403 Not stated, City of Armadale - All industries: -87
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 2,926 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Armadale, compared with 26,887 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 City of Armadale shows that 8.1% used public transport, while 74.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.2% and 68.9% respectively in Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (68.6% compared to 63.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (6.3% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (1.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (1.1% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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