City of Mandurah

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within the City of Mandurah, there is a lower proportion of resident Health Care and Social Assistance 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 Mandurah'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 Mandurah 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver2,68573.571.01,90769.666.9+778
Car, as passenger1133.13.2843.13.8+29
Train1494.13.91104.04.0+39
Bus300.82.0291.12.3+1
Ferry000.0000.0--
Tram000.0000.0--
Truck000.0000.0--
Motorbike/Motor scooter000.330.10.4-3
Bicycle70.20.9170.61.0-10
Taxi/Other30.10.230.10.2--
Other - multiple methods200.50.7190.70.8+1
Walked only371.02.1421.52.8-5
Worked at home892.42.2612.22.1+28
Did not go to work49713.612.843015.714.8+67
Not stated210.60.6351.31.0-14
Total 3,651100.0100.02,740100.0100.0+911

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

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 179 resident workers in Health Care and Social Assistance who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the City of Mandurah, compared with 2,798 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 Mandurah shows that 4.9% used public transport, while 76.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.9% and 74.5% respectively in Western Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Health Care and Social Assistance resident workers in the City of Mandurah and the Western Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (73.5% compared to 71.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (0.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who walked only (1.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (13.6% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the Health Care and Social Assistance resident workers in the City of Mandurah between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+778 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+67 resident workers)
  • Train (+39 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+29 resident workers)

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