This dataset provides 2011 Census estimates that classify the workday population aged 16 to 74 in England and Wales by method of travel to work. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.

The information in datasets which use the 2001 specification of travel to work is produced using both a person's place of work and their method of travel to work and is comparable with 2001. For example, a person who has indicated their place of work as their home address and said that they travel to work by driving a car or van (eg visiting clients) appears in the category ""Work mainly at or from home"", as was the case in 2001.

Information on travel to work informs both national and local transport services and policies. It provides a basis for transport planning, for example, whether new bus routes or changes to existing bus routes are needed.
Statistical Disclosure Control
In order to protect against disclosure of personal information from the 2011 Census, there has been swapping of records in the Census database between different geographic areas, and so some counts will be affected. In the main, the greatest effects will be at the lowest geographies, since the record swapping is targeted towards those households with unusual characteristics in small areas.

More details on the ONS Census disclosure control strategy may be found on the Statistical Disclosure Control page on the ONS web site.
Table ID
Census 2011
Workday population, Method of travel to work, Alternative population
England and Wales
Area types
MSOA and above
Latest data
Last updated
2014-05-23 09:30
Method of travel to work (2001 specification)
01329 444 972
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