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Release: 2011 Census Analysis, Method of Travel to Work in England and Wales

Released: 13 February 2013


Andy G Bates

Crime, Regional and Data Access Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444662

Categories: Travel and Transport, Roads, Public Transport, Roads and Traffic, Other Modes of Transport, Rail

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Survey name(s): Census

  • In 2011, the majority of workers aged 16 to 74 in England and Wales commuted to work as drivers of cars or vans.

  • Compared with 2001, the proportion of people who drove to work in 2011 increased in five English regions and Wales. London, however, showed a relatively large decrease in the proportion of people who drove to work.

  • While the proportion of people commuting to work by train and light rail increased between 2001 and 2011, commuting by bus or coach decreased.

  • The proportion of workers who worked mainly at or from home increased from 2001 to 2011.

The story examines the key findings from the 2011 Census on method of travel to work in England and Wales for the working population. It also identifies changes in patterns of travel to work from 2001 to 2011, and looks at key differences between regions, and examines some of the local authority differences.

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