Town of Victoria Park

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Town of Victoria Park, 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 Town of Victoria Park'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
Town of Victoria Park 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. Western Australia%Number%. Western Australia%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver10,03657.363.39,08954.260.4+947
Car, as passenger7874.54.98535.15.8-66
Train1,0496.04.91,1536.95.1-104
Bus1,87210.74.31,97411.84.2-102
Ferry000.070.00.0-7
Tram60.00.0000.0+6
Truck520.30.7830.51.0-31
Motorbike/Motor scooter1020.60.51210.70.6-19
Bicycle3672.11.03772.21.1-10
Taxi/Other430.20.2450.30.2-2
Other - multiple methods2961.72.02921.72.0+4
Walked only5273.02.85173.13.3+10
Worked at home5743.34.34122.54.0+162
Did not go to work1,6349.310.11,6639.911.0-29
Not stated1600.91.11901.11.4-30
Total 17,505100.0100.016,776100.0100.0+729

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 2,927 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Town of Victoria Park, compared with 10,977 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 Town of Victoria Park shows that 16.7% used public transport, while 62.7% 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 Town of Victoria Park and the Western Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (10.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (57.3% compared to 63.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (6.0% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by bicycle (2.1% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in the Town of Victoria Park between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+947 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+162 resident workers)
  • Train (-104 resident workers)
  • Bus (-102 resident workers)

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