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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Statistics show 75% of people commute under 30 minutes

The Office for National Statistics has released new statistics today showing the latest figures for commuting times.

In October to December 2009 three out of four workers – 75% – took half an hour or less to travel from home to work, according to new analysis from the Office for National Statistics. Only 5% took more than an hour.

However the data, which is the most recent, shows that people working in London tended to take longer to travel to work, with only 44% having a journey of 30 minutes or less.

Three times as many of London’s workers as the national average – 16% – took more than an hour.

Most people – 71% – drove to work, with 10% walking, 7% catching a bus, 5% getting a train and 3% cycling.

Again, however, the picture was very different in the capital, with only 35% of those who worked in London driving to work and around half of all workers taking public transport (20% the train, 18% the Underground and 12% the bus).

Outside London, only 9% of workers took any form of public transport to work.

Around three in five, or 59%, of all workers in the UK worked and lived in the same local authority district.

The remaining, around 41%, worked in a different local authority district from the one in which they lived.

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