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Distance travelled to place of work by Means of travel to place of work (Workplace population in Local Government Districts in Northern Ireland) 2011

Dataset population: Workplace population aged 16 to 74 (excluding students) in employment in the area the week before the census

Distance travelled to place of work

The distance in kilometres between a person's residential postcode and their workplace postcode, measured in a straight line.
Derived distances that result in a distance travelled that exceeds 1200km are treated as invalid and a value is imputed. A distance travelled of 0.1km indicates that the workplace postcode is the same as the residential postcode.

Means of travel to work

The means 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.
'Public transport' and 'car or van availability' are a different statistic to the 2001 Census.

Northern Ireland (Workplace Population)

The workplace population of an area is defined as 'All usual residents aged 16 to 74 who are in employment and whose workplace is in the area'. People who work mainly at or from home or do not have a fixed place of work are included in the area of their usual residence.
The following population groups are excluded from the workplace population of an area:

  • Those not working the week before 27 March 2011
  • Those living in Northern Ireland but working in England, Wales, Scotland, outside the UK or on offshore installations
  • Those with a place of work in Northern Ireland but who are not usually resident in Northern Ireland
  • Short-term residents
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Northern Ireland
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Country level down to Local Government Districts
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Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI: