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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver8,79568.463.35,62163.960.4+3,174
Car, as passenger5083.94.94254.85.8+83
Train4253.34.93043.55.1+121
Bus2421.94.31211.44.2+121
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck2501.90.72182.51.0+32
Motorbike/Motor scooter590.50.5310.40.6+28
Bicycle160.11.0200.21.1-4
Taxi/Other70.10.240.00.2+3
Other - multiple methods2942.32.01802.02.0+114
Walked only2081.62.81992.33.3+9
Worked at home6004.74.35035.74.0+97
Did not go to work1,35510.510.11,04211.811.0+313
Not stated1020.81.11351.51.4-33

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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 68.4% Car, as passenger, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 3.9% Train, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 3.3% Bus, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 1.9% Ferry, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 1.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 0.1% Taxi/Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 2.3% Worked at home, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 4.7% Did not go to work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 10.5% Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries : 0.8%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +3,174 Car, as passenger, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +83 Train, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +121 Bus, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +121 Ferry, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 0 Tram, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: 0 Truck, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +32 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +28 Bicycle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: -4 Taxi/Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +3 Other - multiple methods, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +114 Worked at home, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +97 Did not go to work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: +313 Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All industries: -33
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 667 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, compared with 9,553 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale shows that 5.2% used public transport, while 74.3% 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (68.4% compared to 63.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Truck (1.9% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (1.9% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (3.3% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,174 people)
  • Did not go to work (+313 people)
  • Train (+121 people)
  • Bus (+121 people)

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