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Shire of Mundaring

Method of travel to work

In the Shire of Mundaring 312 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

The Shire of Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Train7294.26.18024.56.5-73
Bus3171.84.13311.94.0-14
Tram or Ferry100.10.070.00.0+3
Taxi160.10.2150.10.2+1
Car - as driver11,63866.964.111,33664.261.5+302
Car - as passenger7234.24.68464.85.4-123
Truck2301.30.72471.40.9-17
Motorbike820.50.5960.50.6-14
Bicycle690.41.0700.41.1-1
Walked only2431.42.12981.72.3-55
Other3131.81.93001.71.8+13
Worked at home9295.33.98845.03.4+45
Did not go to work1,90210.99.92,18112.311.0-279
Not stated2051.21.02471.41.3-42

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, Shire of Mundaring: 4.2% Bus, Shire of Mundaring: 1.8% Tram or Ferry, Shire of Mundaring: 0.1% Taxi, Shire of Mundaring: 0.1% Car - as driver, Shire of Mundaring: 66.9% Car - as passenger, Shire of Mundaring: 4.2% Truck, Shire of Mundaring: 1.3% Motorbike, Shire of Mundaring: 0.5% Bicycle, Shire of Mundaring: 0.4% Walked only, Shire of Mundaring: 1.4% Other, Shire of Mundaring: 1.8% Worked at home, Shire of Mundaring: 5.3% Did not go to work, Shire of Mundaring: 10.9% Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 1.2%
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, Shire of Mundaring: -73 Bus, Shire of Mundaring: -14 Tram or Ferry, Shire of Mundaring: +3 Taxi, Shire of Mundaring: +1 Car - as driver, Shire of Mundaring: +302 Car - as passenger, Shire of Mundaring: -123 Truck, Shire of Mundaring: -17 Motorbike, Shire of Mundaring: -14 Bicycle, Shire of Mundaring: -1 Walked only, Shire of Mundaring: -55 Other, Shire of Mundaring: +13 Worked at home, Shire of Mundaring: +45 Did not go to work, Shire of Mundaring: -279 Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: -42
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 1,056 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Shire of Mundaring, compared with 12,673 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 Mundaring in 2016, compared to Greater Perth, shows that 6.1% used public transport, while 72.8% 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 Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.9% compared to 64.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.8% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (4.2% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Mundaring decreased by 254 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Car - as driver (+302 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-279 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-123 persons)
  • Train (-73 persons)

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