This dataset includes data from the 2011 Census released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Notes and Definitions

1. The main population base for outputs from the 2011 Census is the usual resident population as at census day (27 March 2011).

Although the population base for enumeration included non-UK short-term residents, these are not included in the main outputs from the 2011 Census, but are analysed separately. All outputs, unless specified, are produced using only usual residents of the UK.

2. For 2011 Census purposes, a usual resident of the UK is anyone who, on census day, was in the UK and had stayed or intended to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months or more, or had a permanent UK address and was outside the UK and intended to be outside the UK for less than 12 months.

3. Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology and other definitions used, how other population sub-groups are counted, Output Area maintenance and other geographic information, are available on the ONS website at


ONS as the executive arm of the UK Statistics Authority has a legal obligation not to reveal information collected in confidence in the census about individual people and households. The confidentiality of all census results, including the counts in this release, is protected by a combination of a variety of disclosure protection measures.

Terms and Conditions

These statistics may be used, excluding logos, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Frequency: Census (10 years)

Method of travel to work  (85.23 kB)
Jan 2011

The method of travel used for the longest part, by distance, of the usual journey to work. This topic is only applicable to people who were in employment in the week before the census.

The data on travel to work are not directly comparable between 2001 and 2011, because of a change to how they were processed.

In 2001, if a respondent recorded that their Workplace Address was "at home", it was assumed that they did not travel for work, and they were also recorded as working at home in the Travel data.

However, in 2011, this assumption has not been made. Therefore, any respondent who works at home, but also travels (e.g. a mobile hairdresser) is recorded as "Working at home" in data or Workplace (which has not yet been published) but as "Driving" (or whichever mode of travel they recorded) in the Travel data.

This is more relevant to transport planners and other users.For data comparable with the 2001 data see "Census: Method of travel to work (2001 definition)"

About this dataset

Last Update
Created 9 years ago
Type of information Older Censuses (pre-2021)