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Release: 2011 Census, Detailed Characteristics on Travel to Work and Car or Van Availability for Local Authorities in England and Wales

Released: 26 March 2014


Alexa Bradley

2011 Census

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444972

Categories: Travel and Transport, Roads, Vehicles

Frequency of release: Decennial

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Survey name(s): Census

In this release

This release provides Detailed Characteristics tables on the topic of travel to work cross-tabulated with one or more other topics from the census. Tables are provided for merged local authorities in England and Wales.

There are 20 Detailed Characteristics tables in this release at merged local authority level. These tables are available from the Nomis website. Each table can be accessed directly using the links in the reference table (38 Kb Excel sheet) .

The Detailed Characteristics tables are accompanied by two pieces of analysis, “Cycling to work and “Distance travelled to work”.

For the tables in this release, in order to provide the most detail possible in cross tabulations at local authority district (LAD) level while maintaining the confidentiality of individuals information, it is necessary to merge some local authorities that have smaller populations.

In this geographic hierarchy, the London boroughs of Westminster and City of London have been merged, and Cornwall UA has been merged with the Isles of Scilly UA. All other London boroughs, unitary authorities and districts in England and unitary authorities in Wales remain unmerged in this hierarchy. These unmerged areas have the same boundaries as their equivalent areas in other geographies, but are given a different entity code (E41 in England and W40 in Wales) to that used in the standard statistical or administrative hierarchies. A different entity code (E42) is also used for English counties in the merged LAD hierarchy.

More information on merged local authorities is available from ONS Geography.

This release coincides with the release of Detailed Characteristics tables focussing on the topic of Approximated Social Grade and Local Characteristics tables that cover the topic of travel to work.

Detailed Characteristics and Local Characteristics tables from previous releases are also available from the Nomis.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology used and information about how other population sub-groups are counted and defined, is available in the in the 2011 Census user guide.

Further information on the fitness for purpose of the statistics in this release can be found in the Quality and Methodology (157.6 Kb Pdf) Information paper.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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