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Method of travel to work

In the City of Canning 974 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
City of Canning - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Train
3,2887.86.13,7438.76.5-455
Bus
1,7204.14.11,8154.24.0-95
Tram or Ferry
130.00.0200.00.0-7
Taxi
780.20.2850.20.2-7
Car - as driver
27,45765.264.126,65961.961.5+798
Car - as passenger
1,9964.74.62,3365.45.4-340
Truck
1840.40.72690.60.9-85
Motorbike
1540.40.52130.50.6-59
map this data in atlas.idBicycle4091.01.04801.11.1-71
map this data in atlas.idWalked only5651.32.16611.52.3-96
Other
6811.61.96301.51.8+51
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,2803.03.91,2192.83.4+61
Did not go to work
3,9359.39.94,36410.111.0-429
Not stated
3680.91.05431.31.3-175

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

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, Greater Perth: 6.1% Bus, Greater Perth: 4.1% Tram or Ferry, Greater Perth: 0.0% Taxi, Greater Perth: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Perth: 64.1% Car - as passenger, Greater Perth: 4.6% Truck, Greater Perth: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Perth: 0.5% Bicycle, Greater Perth: 1.0% Walked only, Greater Perth: 2.1% Other, Greater Perth: 1.9% Worked at home, Greater Perth: 3.9% Did not go to work, Greater Perth: 9.9% Not stated, Greater Perth: 1.0% Train, City of Canning: 7.8% Bus, City of Canning: 4.1% Tram or Ferry, City of Canning: 0.0% Taxi, City of Canning: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Canning: 65.2% Car - as passenger, City of Canning: 4.7% Truck, City of Canning: 0.4% Motorbike, City of Canning: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Canning: 1.0% Walked only, City of Canning: 1.3% Other, City of Canning: 1.6% Worked at home, City of Canning: 3.0% Did not go to work, City of Canning: 9.3% Not stated, City of Canning: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, City of Canning: -455 Bus, City of Canning: -95 Tram or Ferry, City of Canning: -7 Taxi, City of Canning: -7 Car - as driver, City of Canning: +798 Car - as passenger, City of Canning: -340 Truck, City of Canning: -85 Motorbike, City of Canning: -59 Bicycle, City of Canning: -71 Walked only, City of Canning: -96 Other, City of Canning: +51 Worked at home, City of Canning: +61 Did not go to work, City of Canning: -429 Not stated, City of Canning: -175
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 5,021 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Canning, compared with 29,791 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 2016, compared to Greater Perth, shows that 11.9% used public transport, while 70.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 10.3% and 69.9% 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 (7.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.2% compared to 64.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Canning decreased by 909 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the City of Canning between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+798 persons)
  • Train (-455 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-429 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-340 persons)

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