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)

UK Open Government Licence
Last Update
11 years ago  
Type of information
Older Censuses (pre-2021)
1 file
Method of travel to work (2001 definition) (9.29 kB)Jan 2001 — Dec 2010

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 information in this dataset is produced using both a person's place of work and their method of travel to work and 2011 data 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 (e.g. visiting clients) appears in the category "Work mainly at or from home", as was the case in 2001. This compares with "Census: People characteristics - method of travel to work" which solely uses a person's method of travel to work. In the above example, the person would appear in the category "Driving a car or van".