Key findings from FACTBase Bulletin No. 48

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The latest FACTBase 48 Bulletin is part of the Committee for Perth’s Get a Move On! project. The report examines the impacts of employment decentralisation and types of spatial organisation on commuting distances, patterns and travel times.

Key Findings
  • Current literature on spatial structures and employment commute time are conflicting.
  • A strong correlation between the skills of local residents and the skill requirements of local employers increases potential for employment decentralisation to be associated with higher levels of employment self-containment.
  • Commute patterns and distances are influenced by the decisions people make about where they live.
  • In Australia, more dispersed employment structures are currently associated with increased car dominance but also higher levels of accessibility by car.
  • • Outer suburban residents in all Australian cities have access to the lowest proportion of jobs within a 45 minute car and 60 minutes public transport commute.
Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.