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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the City of Vincent, the have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Western Australia.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the City of Vincent is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the City of Vincent, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers method of travel to work
City of Vincent - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%Western Australia %
Car, as driver13,21764.062.9
Car, as passenger7683.74.9
Train1,7378.44.9
Bus6153.04.5
Ferry00.00.0
Tram30.00.0
Truck420.20.7
Motorbike/Motor scooter1210.60.5
Bicycle3341.61.0
Taxi/Other430.20.2
Other - multiple methods2681.32.1
Walked only6893.32.8
Worked at home8143.94.2
Did not go to work1,8378.910.2
Not stated1640.81.1

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, Western Australia: 62.9% Car, as passenger, Western Australia: 4.9% Train, Western Australia: 4.9% Bus, Western Australia: 4.5% 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: 2.1% Worked at home, Western Australia: 4.2% Did not go to work, Western Australia: 10.2% Not stated, Western Australia: 1.1% Car, as driver, City of Vincent: 64.0% Car, as passenger, City of Vincent: 3.7% Train, City of Vincent: 8.4% Bus, City of Vincent: 3.0% Ferry, City of Vincent: 0.0% Tram, City of Vincent: 0.0% Truck, City of Vincent: 0.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Vincent: 0.6% Bicycle, City of Vincent: 1.6% Taxi/Other, City of Vincent: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Vincent: 1.3% Worked at home, City of Vincent: 3.9% Did not go to work, City of Vincent: 8.9% Not stated, City of Vincent: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, City of Vincent: +13,217 Car, as passenger, City of Vincent: +768 Train, City of Vincent: +1,737 Bus, City of Vincent: +615 Ferry, City of Vincent: 0 Tram, City of Vincent: +3 Truck, City of Vincent: +42 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Vincent: +121 Bicycle, City of Vincent: +334 Taxi/Other, City of Vincent: +43 Other - multiple methods, City of Vincent: +268 Worked at home, City of Vincent: +814 Did not go to work, City of Vincent: +1,837 Not stated, City of Vincent: +164
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 2,352 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Vincent, compared with 14,030 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the City of Vincent in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that 11.4% used public transport, while 67.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.4% and 68.5% respectively in Western Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in the City of Vincent and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by train (8.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (3.0% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who did not go to work (8.9% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.7% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+13,217 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+1,837 local workers)
  • Train (+1,737 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+814 local workers)

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