Transport Surveys

Transport Data Surveys project is designed to collect information about the way Western Australians are using the road network across the Perth metropolitan and Peel regions.

Information about the way drivers use the roads will inform the planning for future infrastructure and development.

Ipsos Social Research Institute (Ipsos) is undertaking two surveys on our behalf:

  1. Perth Area Travel and Household Survey (PATHS); and
  2. Commercial Vehicles Survey (CVS).

The surveys are voluntary. However, we encourage any household or business selected to take part to ensure that all types and sizes of households and businesses are represented in the results.

Perth Area Travel Household Survey 

Ipsos is randomly selecting households to take part in the PATHS study. Households that agree to participate, will be provided with a GPS device/s to carry for five days. Ipsos will then collect the device and discuss travel behaviour for one of those days.

Read the Information Sheet to learn more about the survey, what you can expect if you participate and, how we comply with privacy requirements.

The survey started in May 2018 and is scheduled to conclude in 2022.

Commercial Vehicles Survey

Ipsos is randomly selecting businesses to take part in the Commercial Vehicles Survey.

Businesses that agree to participate will be interviewed and may also be asked to use a GPS device to track vehicle movements over seven days.

The survey started in February 2021 and will be conducted over six months.

Read the Information Sheet to learn more about the survey, how it’s conducted and how we comply with privacy requirements.

Your Privacy

Ipsos Social Research collects data from consenting household participants on behalf of Main Roads. Ipsos is bound by the Commonwealth Privacy Act (1988) and the National Privacy Principles, and is also subject to the registered Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014. All information collected by Ipsos is reviewed by Ipsos analysts at its premises in Subiaco, Western Australia, for statistical analysis purposes. National and international third party analysts may also have access to respondent data and the Perth Area Travel and Household Survey Privacy Policy reflects this. Consent is sought prior to commencement of the study by participating householders to permit access by third parties to their travel data. Personal identifiable information that Ipsos collects is de-identified before it is supplied to Main Roads. Materials about privacy are provided to participants, and Ipsos representatives will address specific enquiries.

Transport Surveys contact

For general enquiries about the survey, contact: Dr Wesley Soet, 138 138

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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia 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.

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