City of Joondalup

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Joondalup, there is a higher proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Western Australia workforce.

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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

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

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Resident workers method of travel to work
City of Joondalup 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2011 - 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
Total 78,980100.0100.083,018100.0100.0-4,038

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 8,319 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Joondalup, compared with 55,208 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 69.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.2% and 69.4% respectively in Western Australia.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (9.0% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (1.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (64.7% compared to 63.3%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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