Census Data

Sheffield: Method used to travel to work

Location Type: Built Up Areas, ONS Geographic Code: E63001424

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Key Facts

All Residents 509,746
Male 251,380
Female 258,403
Households 211,020

The ONS doesn't publish census data directly for Built Up Areas. The figures on this page are aggregated from census areas contained within Sheffield. They may not, therefore, be precisely accurate. Age-standardised statistics and population density are not available for aggregated datasets.

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 220,221
Work mainly at or from home 63,788
Underground, metro, light rail, tram 2,624
Train 1,591
Bus, minibus or coach 16,968
Taxi 2,826
Motorcycle, scooter or moped 564
Driving a car or van 97,068
Passenger in a car or van 9,727
Bicycle 3,353
On foot 19,419
Other method of travel to work 2,293

These values are calculated by adding up the values for census output areas contained within Sheffield. They may, therefore, be slightly inaccurate due to administrative boundaries not precisely aligning with census boundaries.

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