Andy G Bates
Crime, Regional and Data Access Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444662
Frequency of release: Ad-hoc
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.