Census Data

Waltham Forest: Distance travelled to work

Location Type: London Boroughs, ONS Geographic Code: E09000031

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Key Facts

All Residents 278,426
Male 136,474
Female 141,951
Households 102,901
Population Density (people/km2) 7,173.3
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 140,373
Less than 2km 9,939
2km to less than 5km 12,834
5km to less than 10km 18,624
10km to less than 20km 16,894
20km to less than 30km 2,100
30km to less than 40km 811
40km to less than 60km 493
60km and over 996
Works mainly from home 52,765
Works mainly at an offshore installation, in no fixed place, or outside the UK 24,917

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