Census Data

East of England: Distance travelled to work

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000006

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Key Facts

All Residents 6,335,074
Male 3,106,977
Female 3,228,097
Households 2,628,782
Population Density (people/km2) 331.4
Table Codets058
Issued2022-12-08
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.

Summary

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 3,028,641
Less than 2km 332,129
2km to less than 5km 316,559
5km to less than 10km 268,403
10km to less than 20km 315,828
20km to less than 30km 170,260
30km to less than 40km 80,093
40km to less than 60km 63,791
60km and over 45,649
Works mainly from home 966,487
Works mainly at an offshore installation, in no fixed place, or outside the UK 469,442

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