Transport Surveys

Transport Surveys is an initiative that allows us to collect and analyse information about how the community use the transport network. 

Ipsos are conducting both the Perth Area Household Travel Survey and Commercial Vehicles Survey. 

These surveys allow us to gather valuable travel behaviour which we can use to inform future travel planning for WA. If we can understand how you travel, we can build better roads, public transport networks, cycleways and pedestrian networks.

Travel surveys are conducted across Australia and the globe. The emergence of new technologies allows us to gather more accurate information, to be used for more reliable transport modelling.

Perth Area Travel Household Survey (PATHS)

The household travel survey is a study to see how householders use the road network. 

Individuals from various households are contacted by Ipsos to voluntarily participate by keeping an online record of the trips they make (e.g. shopping, school, movies), or by carrying a GPS device provided to capture these trips.

Launched on 8 May 2018, this survey will be conducted over four years.

Read the Information Sheet to learn more about the household survey and how it's conducted.

Commercial Vehicles Survey

Accurate freight movement information is essential for freight route planning and efficient movement of freight across the Perth metropolitan transport network.

Randomly selected businesses are invited to participate in the Commercial Vehicles Survey to see how commercial vehicles use the transport network. 

Planning is in progress, and a pilot to test the recently developed survey material was launched on 31 August 2020. The main survey is expected to be launched in early-2021, and will be conducted over two years. 

Read the Information Sheet to learn more about the Commercial Vehicles Ssurvey and how it's conducted. 

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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