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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Vincent 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 Vincent'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 Vincent 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver9,56050.963.38,94849.960.4+612
Car, as passenger7744.14.98995.05.8-125
Train9064.84.99075.15.1-1
Bus1,96310.44.31,80310.04.2+160
Ferry00.00.050.00.0-5
Tram30.00.040.00.0-1
Truck490.30.7660.41.0-17
Motorbike/Motor scooter1380.70.51781.00.6-40
Bicycle7774.11.06553.61.1+122
Taxi/Other760.40.2760.40.20
Other - multiple methods3151.72.02861.62.0+29
Walked only1,5898.52.81,5678.73.3+22
Worked at home8214.44.36733.84.0+148
Did not go to work1,6578.810.11,7129.511.0-55
Not stated1600.91.11670.91.4-7

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 Vincent - All industries : 50.9% Car, as passenger, City of Vincent - All industries : 4.1% Train, City of Vincent - All industries : 4.8% Bus, City of Vincent - All industries : 10.4% Ferry, City of Vincent - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Vincent - All industries : 0.0% Truck, City of Vincent - All industries : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Vincent - All industries : 0.7% Bicycle, City of Vincent - All industries : 4.1% Taxi/Other, City of Vincent - All industries : 0.4% Other - multiple methods, City of Vincent - All industries : 1.7% Worked at home, City of Vincent - All industries : 4.4% Did not go to work, City of Vincent - All industries : 8.8% Not stated, City of Vincent - All industries : 0.9%
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 Vincent - All industries: +612 Car, as passenger, City of Vincent - All industries: -125 Train, City of Vincent - All industries: -1 Bus, City of Vincent - All industries: +160 Ferry, City of Vincent - All industries: -5 Tram, City of Vincent - All industries: -1 Truck, City of Vincent - All industries: -17 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Vincent - All industries: -40 Bicycle, City of Vincent - All industries: +122 Taxi/Other, City of Vincent - All industries: 0 Other - multiple methods, City of Vincent - All industries: +29 Worked at home, City of Vincent - All industries: +148 Did not go to work, City of Vincent - All industries: -55 Not stated, City of Vincent - All industries: -7
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 2,869 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Vincent, compared with 10,386 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 Vincent shows that 15.3% used public transport, while 55.3% 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 Vincent and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (10.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (8.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bicycle (4.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (50.9% compared to 63.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+612 people)
  • Bus (+160 people)
  • Worked at home (+148 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-125 people)

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