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.