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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the Town of Victoria Park 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 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 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
Town of Victoria Park 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver36861.669.833663.067.1+32
Car, as passenger172.84.2213.95.3-4
Train376.22.9285.32.9+9
Bus488.02.1387.12.1+10
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck00.00.830.60.9-3
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.530.60.6-3
Bicycle50.80.750.90.70
Taxi/Other00.00.100.00.10
Other - multiple methods61.01.481.51.5-2
Walked only274.52.5173.23.3+10
Worked at home315.26.5173.25.3+14
Did not go to work589.77.9529.89.1+6
Not stated00.00.650.91.0-5

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 - Other Services  : 69.8% Car, as passenger, Western Australia - Other Services  : 4.2% Train, Western Australia - Other Services  : 2.9% Bus, Western Australia - Other Services  : 2.1% Ferry, Western Australia - Other Services  : 0.0% Tram, Western Australia - Other Services  : 0.0% Truck, Western Australia - Other Services  : 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Western Australia - Other Services  : 0.5% Bicycle, Western Australia - Other Services  : 0.7% Taxi/Other, Western Australia - Other Services  : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Western Australia - Other Services  : 1.4% Worked at home, Western Australia - Other Services  : 6.5% Did not go to work, Western Australia - Other Services  : 7.9% Not stated, Western Australia - Other Services  : 0.6% Car, as driver, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 61.6% Car, as passenger, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 2.8% Train, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 6.2% Bus, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 8.0% Ferry, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 0.0% Tram, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 0.0% Truck, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 0.0% Bicycle, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 0.8% Taxi/Other, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 1.0% Worked at home, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 5.2% Did not go to work, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 9.7% Not stated, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services : 0.0%
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, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: +32 Car, as passenger, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: -4 Train, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: +9 Bus, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: +10 Ferry, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: 0 Tram, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: 0 Truck, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: -3 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: -3 Bicycle, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: 0 Taxi/Other, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: 0 Other - multiple methods, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: -2 Worked at home, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: +14 Did not go to work, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: +6 Not stated, Town of Victoria Park - Other Services: -5
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 85 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Town of Victoria Park, compared with 385 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 14.2% used public transport, while 64.5% used a private vehicle, compared with 5.1% and 74.7% respectively in Western Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers (Other Services) of the Town of Victoria Park and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) travelled to work by Bus (8.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) travelled to work by Train (6.2% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) travelled to work by Walked only (4.5% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) travelled to work by Car, as driver (61.6% compared to 69.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+32 people)
  • Worked at home (+14 people)
  • Bus (+10 people)
  • Walked only (+10 people)

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