Census Data

Tower Hamlets: Method used to travel to work

Location Type: London Boroughs, ONS Geographic Code: E09000030

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Key Facts

All Residents 310,306
Male 155,869
Female 154,437
Households 120,539
Population Density (people/km2) 15,702.9
Table Codets061
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options12

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 their method used to travel to work (2001 specification). The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


A person's place of work and their method of travel to work. This is the 2001 method of producing travel to work variables.

"Work mainly from home" applies to someone who indicated their place of work as their home address and travelled to work by driving a car or van, for example visiting clients.

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.

Method of travel to workplace: Total: All usual residents aged 16 years and over in employment the week before the census 155,395
Work mainly at or from home 78,219
Underground, metro, light rail, tram 21,452
Train 7,111
Bus, minibus or coach 9,010
Taxi 896
Motorcycle, scooter or moped 787
Driving a car or van 14,106
Passenger in a car or van 985
Bicycle 7,208
On foot 13,900
Other method of travel to work 1,721

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