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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Method of travel to work

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 194 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Train
3103.76.71402.34.1+170
Bus
620.73.7591.04.1+3
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
30.00.230.00.20
Car - as driver
5,51965.162.23,86262.463.0+1,657
Car - as passenger
3984.75.32924.75.8+106
Truck
2052.40.82273.71.0-22
Motorbike
310.40.6140.20.6+17
map this data in atlas.idBicycle210.21.1210.31.00
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1732.02.21442.32.0+29
Other
1421.71.5711.11.1+71
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5086.03.54968.03.6+12
Did not go to work
97511.510.973311.811.6+242
Not stated
1281.51.31272.11.7+1

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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.7% Bus, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7% Tram or Ferry, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Taxi, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.0% Car - as driver, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 65.1% Car - as passenger, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.7% Truck, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.4% Motorbike, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.4% Bicycle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.2% Walked only, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.0% Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.7% Worked at home, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.0% Did not go to work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.5% Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.5%
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: +170 Bus, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +3 Tram or Ferry, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Taxi, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Car - as driver, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,657 Car - as passenger, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +106 Truck, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -22 Motorbike, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +17 Bicycle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0 Walked only, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +29 Other, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +71 Worked at home, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +12 Did not go to work, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +242 Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1
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 372 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, compared with 6,153 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 Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011, compared to Greater Perth, shows that 4.4% used public transport, while 72.6% 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 Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (65.1% compared to 62.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (6.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.7% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 2,286 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,657 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+242 persons)
  • Train (+170 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+106 persons)

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