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Shire of Morawa

Method of travel to work

In the Shire of Morawa 72 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The Shire of Morawa'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
Shire of Morawa - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Train00.00.100.00.10
Bus61.46.241.13.4+2
Tram or Ferry00.00.100.00.00
Taxi00.00.200.00.30
Car - as driver21949.754.316947.353.9+50
Car - as passenger327.37.682.27.8+24
Truck40.91.3113.11.6-7
Motorbike00.00.651.40.6-5
Bicycle92.01.000.01.1+9
Walked only6314.36.86117.17.7+2
Other225.03.6133.62.9+9
Worked at home357.95.65114.37.0-16
Did not go to work429.511.1236.411.7+19
Not stated92.01.6123.41.9-3

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, Regional WA: 0.1% Bus, Regional WA: 6.2% Tram or Ferry, Regional WA: 0.1% Taxi, Regional WA: 0.2% Car - as driver, Regional WA: 54.3% Car - as passenger, Regional WA: 7.6% Truck, Regional WA: 1.3% Motorbike, Regional WA: 0.6% Bicycle, Regional WA: 1.0% Walked only, Regional WA: 6.8% Other, Regional WA: 3.6% Worked at home, Regional WA: 5.6% Did not go to work, Regional WA: 11.1% Not stated, Regional WA: 1.6% Train, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Bus, Shire of Morawa: 1.4% Tram or Ferry, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Taxi, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Car - as driver, Shire of Morawa: 49.7% Car - as passenger, Shire of Morawa: 7.3% Truck, Shire of Morawa: 0.9% Motorbike, Shire of Morawa: 0.0% Bicycle, Shire of Morawa: 2.0% Walked only, Shire of Morawa: 14.3% Other, Shire of Morawa: 5.0% Worked at home, Shire of Morawa: 7.9% Did not go to work, Shire of Morawa: 9.5% Not stated, Shire of Morawa: 2.0%
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, Shire of Morawa: 0 Bus, Shire of Morawa: +2 Tram or Ferry, Shire of Morawa: 0 Taxi, Shire of Morawa: 0 Car - as driver, Shire of Morawa: +50 Car - as passenger, Shire of Morawa: +24 Truck, Shire of Morawa: -7 Motorbike, Shire of Morawa: -5 Bicycle, Shire of Morawa: +9 Walked only, Shire of Morawa: +2 Other, Shire of Morawa: +9 Worked at home, Shire of Morawa: -16 Did not go to work, Shire of Morawa: +19 Not stated, Shire of Morawa: -3
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 6 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Shire of Morawa, compared with 255 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 Shire of Morawa in 2011, compared to Regional WA, shows that 1.4% used public transport, while 57.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 6.4% and 63.9% respectively in Regional WA.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who walked only (14.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (7.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (49.7% compared to 54.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Morawa increased by 84 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in the Shire of Morawa between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+50 persons)

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