Census Data

North West: Method used to travel to work

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000002

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Key Facts

All Residents 7,417,397
Male 3,640,141
Female 3,777,256
Households 3,153,403
Population Density (people/km2) 525.8
Table Codets061
Issued2022-12-08
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.

Summary

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 3,341,743
Work mainly at or from home 913,829
Underground, metro, light rail, tram 19,803
Train 37,881
Bus, minibus or coach 144,376
Taxi 38,856
Motorcycle, scooter or moped 11,186
Driving a car or van 1,661,538
Passenger in a car or van 154,251
Bicycle 57,624
On foot 267,791
Other method of travel to work 34,608

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