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Shire of Mundaring

Method of travel to work

In the Shire of Mundaring 306 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Shire of Mundaring - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Train7924.66.77234.44.1+69
Bus2421.43.72111.34.1+31
Tram or Ferry00.00.030.00.0-3
Taxi140.10.280.00.2+6
Car - as driver11,19665.462.210,58364.863.0+613
Car - as passenger7994.75.38195.05.8-20
Truck2371.40.82541.61.0-17
Motorbike950.60.61230.80.6-28
Bicycle690.41.1540.31.0+15
Walked only2371.42.21951.22.0+42
Other2311.31.51871.11.1+44
Worked at home8775.13.58255.13.6+52
Did not go to work2,09212.210.92,04212.511.6+50
Not stated2421.41.32931.81.7-51

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, Shire of Mundaring: 4.6% Bus, Shire of Mundaring: 1.4% Tram or Ferry, Shire of Mundaring: 0.0% Taxi, Shire of Mundaring: 0.1% Car - as driver, Shire of Mundaring: 65.4% Car - as passenger, Shire of Mundaring: 4.7% Truck, Shire of Mundaring: 1.4% Motorbike, Shire of Mundaring: 0.6% Bicycle, Shire of Mundaring: 0.4% Walked only, Shire of Mundaring: 1.4% Other, Shire of Mundaring: 1.3% Worked at home, Shire of Mundaring: 5.1% Did not go to work, Shire of Mundaring: 12.2% Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: 1.4%
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 Mundaring: +69 Bus, Shire of Mundaring: +31 Tram or Ferry, Shire of Mundaring: -3 Taxi, Shire of Mundaring: +6 Car - as driver, Shire of Mundaring: +613 Car - as passenger, Shire of Mundaring: -20 Truck, Shire of Mundaring: -17 Motorbike, Shire of Mundaring: -28 Bicycle, Shire of Mundaring: +15 Walked only, Shire of Mundaring: +42 Other, Shire of Mundaring: +44 Worked at home, Shire of Mundaring: +52 Did not go to work, Shire of Mundaring: +50 Not stated, Shire of Mundaring: -51
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 1,034 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Shire of Mundaring, compared with 12,327 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 2011, compared to Greater Perth, shows that 6.0% used public transport, while 72.0% 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 Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.4% compared to 62.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.1% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.4% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (4.6% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Mundaring increased by 803 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+613 persons)
  • Train (+69 persons)
  • Worked at home (+52 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+50 persons)

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