Accessibility statistics provide a local-level measure of the availability of transport to key services (covering food stores, education, health care, town centres and employment centres) for the populations who use them.
They are widely used in accessibility planning by local authorities, as well as being the basis of an indicator in the Department’s 2011-2015 Business Plan.
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Notes and guidance
There are various documents that provide further information on accessibility statistics.
- Guidance on what the accessibility statistics contains and how to use them (PDF – 126 KB)
- Strengths and weaknesses of the accessibility statistics (PDF – 19 KB)
- Making the Connections–Social Exclusion Unit report from 2003 which identified the seven key services which communities should be able to access (PDF – 20 KB)
These statistics are not designated as National Statistics.
Pre-release access lists
The list below details the post holders who are given pre-release access to the statistics for up to 24 hours prior to release:
- Methodology note – How the accessibility statistics have been created (PDF – 238 KB)
- List of key terms and definitions (PDF – 24 KB)
- Phone: 020 7944 3556