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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within City of Canning, the have a lower proportion of people 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 City of Canning 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 City of Canning, 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, City of Canning 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
City of Canning - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver42,48577.462.942,42674.560.1+59
Car, as passenger2,4224.44.93,0605.45.8-638
Train1,0071.84.91,2252.25.1-218
Bus8981.64.51,0001.84.3-102
Ferry90.00.0130.00.0-4
Tram120.00.040.00.0+8
Truck4310.80.75531.01.0-122
Motorbike/Motor scooter2430.40.53700.60.6-127
Bicycle3270.61.04130.71.1-86
Taxi/Other680.10.2770.10.2-9
Other - multiple methods6741.22.16711.22.1+3
Walked only4780.92.85831.03.3-105
Worked at home1,2682.34.21,2062.14.0+62
Did not go to work4,0867.410.24,6148.111.1-528
Not stated4840.91.17281.31.4-244

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, City of Canning: 77.4% Car, as passenger, City of Canning: 4.4% Train, City of Canning: 1.8% Bus, City of Canning: 1.6% Ferry, City of Canning: 0.0% Tram, City of Canning: 0.0% Truck, City of Canning: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Canning: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Canning: 0.6% Taxi/Other, City of Canning: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Canning: 1.2% Worked at home, City of Canning: 2.3% Did not go to work, City of Canning: 7.4% Not stated, City of Canning: 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, City of Canning: +59 Car, as passenger, City of Canning: -638 Train, City of Canning: -218 Bus, City of Canning: -102 Ferry, City of Canning: -4 Tram, City of Canning: +8 Truck, City of Canning: -122 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Canning: -127 Bicycle, City of Canning: -86 Taxi/Other, City of Canning: -9 Other - multiple methods, City of Canning: +3 Worked at home, City of Canning: +62 Did not go to work, City of Canning: -528 Not stated, City of Canning: -244
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 1,914 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Canning, compared with 45,350 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 City of Canning in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that 3.5% used public transport, while 82.6% 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 City of Canning and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (77.4% compared to 62.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not go to work (7.4% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in City of Canning between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as passenger (-638 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-528 local workers)
  • Train (-218 local workers)
  • Motorbike/Motor scooter (-127 local workers)

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