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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Joondalup have a higher 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 the City of Joondalup'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 Joondalup 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver51,07864.763.351,34661.860.4-268
Car, as passenger3,1694.04.94,1034.95.8-934
Train7,1459.04.98,39210.15.1-1,247
Bus1,1421.44.31,0101.24.2+132
Ferry230.00.0180.00.0+5
Tram90.00.080.00.0+1
Truck6210.80.77730.91.0-152
Motorbike/Motor scooter3400.40.54310.50.6-91
Bicycle4750.61.04550.51.1+20
Taxi/Other990.10.21010.10.2-2
Other - multiple methods1,2981.62.01,3541.62.0-56
Walked only1,0111.32.81,2751.53.3-264
Worked at home3,5814.54.33,1203.84.0+461
Did not go to work8,30910.510.19,64611.611.0-1,337
Not stated6800.91.19861.21.4-306

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 Joondalup - All industries : 64.7% Car, as passenger, City of Joondalup - All industries : 4.0% Train, City of Joondalup - All industries : 9.0% Bus, City of Joondalup - All industries : 1.4% Ferry, City of Joondalup - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Joondalup - All industries : 0.0% Truck, City of Joondalup - All industries : 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Joondalup - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, City of Joondalup - All industries : 0.6% Taxi/Other, City of Joondalup - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Joondalup - All industries : 1.6% Worked at home, City of Joondalup - All industries : 4.5% Did not go to work, City of Joondalup - All industries : 10.5% Not stated, City of Joondalup - All industries : 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 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 Joondalup - All industries: -268 Car, as passenger, City of Joondalup - All industries: -934 Train, City of Joondalup - All industries: -1,247 Bus, City of Joondalup - All industries: +132 Ferry, City of Joondalup - All industries: +5 Tram, City of Joondalup - All industries: +1 Truck, City of Joondalup - All industries: -152 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Joondalup - All industries: -91 Bicycle, City of Joondalup - All industries: +20 Taxi/Other, City of Joondalup - All industries: -2 Other - multiple methods, City of Joondalup - All industries: -56 Worked at home, City of Joondalup - All industries: +461 Did not go to work, City of Joondalup - All industries: -1,337 Not stated, City of Joondalup - All industries: -306
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 8,310 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Joondalup, compared with 54,877 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 Joondalup shows that 10.5% used public transport, while 69.5% 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 the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (9.0% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (64.7% compared to 63.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (1.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (1.3% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Did not go to work (-1,337 people)
  • Train (-1,247 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-934 people)
  • Worked at home (+461 people)

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