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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), there is a lower proportion of local workers using public transport to get to work than Western Australia.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver144,38974.062.9132,43171.060.1+11,958
Car, as passenger8,5654.44.99,6875.25.8-1,122
Train3,3221.74.93,7662.05.1-444
Bus3,3871.74.53,2441.74.3+143
Ferry320.00.0260.00.0+6
Tram210.00.0170.00.0+4
Truck1,4470.70.71,8571.01.0-410
Motorbike/Motor scooter9170.50.51,0590.60.6-142
Bicycle1,3400.71.01,4710.81.1-131
Taxi/Other3810.20.23650.20.2+16
Other - multiple methods2,6201.32.12,3361.32.1+284
Walked only2,8641.52.83,1301.73.3-266
Worked at home7,2933.74.26,4143.44.0+879
Did not go to work16,8378.610.218,1389.711.1-1,301
Not stated1,7050.91.12,4831.31.4-778

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Western Australia: 62.9% Car, as passenger, Western Australia: 4.9% Train, Western Australia: 4.9% Bus, Western Australia: 4.5% 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: 2.1% Worked at home, Western Australia: 4.2% Did not go to work, Western Australia: 10.2% Not stated, Western Australia: 1.1% Car, as driver, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 74.0% Car, as passenger, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.4% Train, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.7% Bus, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.7% Ferry, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.0% Tram, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.0% Truck, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.5% Bicycle, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.7% Taxi/Other, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.3% Worked at home, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 3.7% Did not go to work, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 8.6% Not stated, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +11,958 Car, as passenger, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1,122 Train, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -444 Bus, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +143 Ferry, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +6 Tram, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +4 Truck, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -410 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -142 Bicycle, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -131 Taxi/Other, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +16 Other - multiple methods, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +284 Worked at home, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +879 Did not go to work, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1,301 Not stated, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -778
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 6,741 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), compared with 154,422 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that 3.5% used public transport, while 79.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.4% and 68.5% respectively in Western Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (74.0% compared to 62.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.7% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not go to work (8.6% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+11,958 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-1,301 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-1,122 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+879 local workers)

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