Census Data

Islington: Distance travelled to work

Location Type: London Boroughs, ONS Geographic Code: E09000019

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Key Facts

All Residents 216,589
Male 103,298
Female 113,291
Households 96,496
Population Density (people/km2) 14,574.9
Table Codets058
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options11

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents aged 16 years and over in employment the week before the census in England and Wales by the distance they travelled to work. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


The distance, in kilometres, between a person's residential postcode and their workplace postcode measured in a straight line. A distance travelled of 0.1km indicates that the workplace postcode is the same as the residential postcode. Distances over 1200km are treated as invalid, and an imputed or estimated value is added.

“Work mainly at or from home” is made up of those that ticked either the 'Mainly work at or from home' box for the address of workplace question, or the “Work mainly at or from home” box for the method of travel to work question.

“Other” includes no fixed place of work, working on an offshore installation and working outside of the UK.

Distance is calculated as the straight line distance between the enumeration postcode and the workplace postcode.

Quality Statement

As Census 2021 was during a unique period of rapid change, take care when using this data for planning purposes.
Read more in our Travel to work quality information for Census 2021 methodology.

Distance travelled to work: Total: All usual residents aged 16 years and over in employment the week before the census 114,971
Less than 2km 8,926
2km to less than 5km 15,366
5km to less than 10km 10,635
10km to less than 20km 3,395
20km to less than 30km 735
30km to less than 40km 253
40km to less than 60km 219
60km and over 580
Works mainly from home 64,530
Works mainly at an offshore installation, in no fixed place, or outside the UK 10,332

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