Census Data

Southwark: Distance travelled to work

Location Type: London Boroughs, ONS Geographic Code: E09000028

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Key Facts

All Residents 307,637
Male 149,004
Female 158,633
Households 130,818
Population Density (people/km2) 10,659.0
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 166,948
Less than 2km 13,354
2km to less than 5km 23,403
5km to less than 10km 21,496
10km to less than 20km 7,014
20km to less than 30km 1,171
30km to less than 40km 614
40km to less than 60km 524
60km and over 1,163
Works mainly from home 80,842
Works mainly at an offshore installation, in no fixed place, or outside the UK 17,367

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