Town of Victoria Park

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - Manufacturing

Within the Town of Victoria Park, there is a higher proportion of resident Manufacturing 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 driver49672.376.475572.972.7-259
Car, as passenger314.55.2545.26.9-23
Train233.41.9424.11.9-19
Bus476.91.9353.42.2+12
Ferry000.0000.0--
Tram000.0000.0--
Truck000.560.60.7-6
Motorbike/Motor scooter000.6141.40.8-14
Bicycle101.50.9232.20.9-13
Taxi/Other000.1000.1--
Other - multiple methods71.01.2131.31.4-6
Walked only131.91.3151.41.4-2
Worked at home172.52.9121.22.7+5
Did not go to work385.56.5585.67.2-20
Not stated40.60.690.91.1-5
Total 686100.0100.01,036100.0100.0-350

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 70 resident workers in Manufacturing who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in the Town of Victoria Park, compared with 527 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 10.2% used public transport, while 76.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 3.8% and 82.7% respectively in Western Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Manufacturing resident workers in the Town of Victoria Park and the Western Australia workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (6.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (72.3% compared to 76.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (3.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (5.5% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (-259 resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-23 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-20 resident workers)
  • Train (-19 resident workers)

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