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Method of travel to work

In the City of Canning 1,054 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Canning's commuting statistics reveal the main modes of transport by which residents get to work. 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, the number of motor vehicles available within a household, and the distance travelled to work.

Commuting data is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the availability, effectiveness and utilisation of local transport options, particularly when analysed with Residents Place of Work data and Car Ownership.

Derived from the Census question:

'How did the person get to work on Tuesday, 9 August 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
City of Canning - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Train
3,7508.96.71,0372.74.1+2,713
Bus
1,6984.03.72,6036.84.1-905
Tram or Ferry
140.00.060.00.0+8
Taxi
800.20.2640.20.2+16
Car - as driver
26,50662.762.224,30463.863.0+2,202
Car - as passenger
2,2425.35.32,2065.85.8+36
Truck
2500.60.82940.81.0-44
Motorbike
2160.50.61680.40.6+48
map this data in atlas.idBicycle4751.11.14591.21.0+16
map this data in atlas.idWalked only5791.42.25221.42.0+57
Other
5361.31.53280.91.1+208
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,2062.93.51,1062.93.6+100
Did not go to work
4,1889.910.94,33711.411.6-149
Not stated
5241.21.36371.71.7-113

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2011
Method of travel to work, 2011 Train, Greater Perth: 6.7% Bus, Greater Perth: 3.7% Tram or Ferry, Greater Perth: 0.0% Taxi, Greater Perth: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Perth: 62.2% Car - as passenger, Greater Perth: 5.3% Truck, Greater Perth: 0.8% Motorbike, Greater Perth: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Perth: 1.1% Walked only, Greater Perth: 2.2% Other, Greater Perth: 1.5% Worked at home, Greater Perth: 3.5% Did not go to work, Greater Perth: 10.9% Not stated, Greater Perth: 1.3% Train, City of Canning: 8.9% Bus, City of Canning: 4.0% Tram or Ferry, City of Canning: 0.0% Taxi, City of Canning: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Canning: 62.7% Car - as passenger, City of Canning: 5.3% Truck, City of Canning: 0.6% Motorbike, City of Canning: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Canning: 1.1% Walked only, City of Canning: 1.4% Other, City of Canning: 1.3% Worked at home, City of Canning: 2.9% Did not go to work, City of Canning: 9.9% Not stated, City of Canning: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, City of Canning: +2,713 Bus, City of Canning: -905 Tram or Ferry, City of Canning: +8 Taxi, City of Canning: +16 Car - as driver, City of Canning: +2,202 Car - as passenger, City of Canning: +36 Truck, City of Canning: -44 Motorbike, City of Canning: +48 Bicycle, City of Canning: +16 Walked only, City of Canning: +57 Other, City of Canning: +208 Worked at home, City of Canning: +100 Did not go to work, City of Canning: -149 Not stated, City of Canning: -113
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 5,462 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Canning, compared with 29,214 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the City of Canning in 2011, compared to Greater Perth, shows that 12.9% used public transport, while 69.1% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.4% and 68.9% respectively in Greater Perth.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Canning and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (8.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (9.9% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Canning increased by 4,193 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the City of Canning between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Train (+2,713 persons)
  • Car - as driver (+2,202 persons)
  • Bus (-905 persons)
  • Other (+208 persons)

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