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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Kwinana 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 Kwinana'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 Kwinana 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver10,62763.263.37,93262.360.4+2,695
Car, as passenger8024.84.98196.45.8-17
Train1,86511.14.91,0988.65.1+767
Bus4132.54.33122.44.2+101
Ferry40.00.000.00.0+4
Tram50.00.030.00.0+2
Truck1190.70.71401.11.0-21
Motorbike/Motor scooter810.50.5820.60.6-1
Bicycle380.21.0230.21.1+15
Taxi/Other220.10.2120.10.2+10
Other - multiple methods3021.82.02171.72.0+85
Walked only2101.22.81521.23.3+58
Worked at home4082.44.32401.94.0+168
Did not go to work1,71110.210.11,48211.611.0+229
Not stated2091.21.12241.81.4-15

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 Kwinana - All industries : 63.2% Car, as passenger, City of Kwinana - All industries : 4.8% Train, City of Kwinana - All industries : 11.1% Bus, City of Kwinana - All industries : 2.5% Ferry, City of Kwinana - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Kwinana - All industries : 0.0% Truck, City of Kwinana - All industries : 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Kwinana - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, City of Kwinana - All industries : 0.2% Taxi/Other, City of Kwinana - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, City of Kwinana - All industries : 1.8% Worked at home, City of Kwinana - All industries : 2.4% Did not go to work, City of Kwinana - All industries : 10.2% Not stated, City of Kwinana - All industries : 1.2%
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 Kwinana - All industries: +2,695 Car, as passenger, City of Kwinana - All industries: -17 Train, City of Kwinana - All industries: +767 Bus, City of Kwinana - All industries: +101 Ferry, City of Kwinana - All industries: +4 Tram, City of Kwinana - All industries: +2 Truck, City of Kwinana - All industries: -21 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Kwinana - All industries: -1 Bicycle, City of Kwinana - All industries: +15 Taxi/Other, City of Kwinana - All industries: +10 Other - multiple methods, City of Kwinana - All industries: +85 Worked at home, City of Kwinana - All industries: +168 Did not go to work, City of Kwinana - All industries: +229 Not stated, City of Kwinana - All industries: -15
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 2,282 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Kwinana, compared with 11,553 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 the City of Kwinana shows that 13.6% used public transport, while 68.7% 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 Kwinana and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (11.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (2.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (2.5% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (1.2% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+2,695 people)
  • Train (+767 people)
  • Did not go to work (+229 people)
  • Worked at home (+168 people)

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