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Summary

  • Since the pandemic, residents are using more active travel – 47% of residents are using an electric scooter more, and over 30% are walking and cycling more for both leisure and work
  • Use of public transport has decreased for 35% of residents
  • Residents are travelling overseas, travelling via an aeroplane and driving for leisure substantially less than before the pandemic

Are you doing each of the following things more, less, or the same currently, compared to before the pandemic?

Weighted base: (top to bottom) 239 | 1,474 | 963 | 1,425 | 1,346 | 822 | 1,185 | 1,273 | 1,255 |

This chart shows that:
47% of residents are using an electric scooter more, 32% are using them the same, and 21% are using them less compared to before the pandemic
32% of residents are walking/cycling for leisure more, 49% are doing so the same, and 19% are doing so less compared to before the pandemic
31% of residents are walking/cycling to/from work more, 52% are doing so the same, and 18% are doing so less compared to before the pandemic
29% of residents are holidaying in the UK more, 38% are doing so the same, and 34% are doing so less compared to before the pandemic
22% of residents are using public transport more, 43% are using it the same, and 35% are using it less compared to before the pandemic
11% of residents are driving to/from work more, 46% are doing so the same, and 43% are doing so less compared to before the pandemic
5% of residents are driving for leisure more, 31% are doing so the same, and 64% are doing so less compared to before the pandemic
5% of residents are travelling overseas more, 26% are doing so the same, and 69% are doing so less compared to before the pandemic
5% of residents are travelling via aeroplane more, 27% are doing so the same, and 69% are doing so less compared to before the pandemic

Key differences by demographic

Age

Younger age groups report getting to and from work using more active travel compared to their older counterparts. For leisure journeys, most 16-24 year olds have maintained their level of use of the car whilst people over 45 have lessened their use.

There is little variation across ages when it comes to travelling overseas apart from in 16-24 year olds who are most likely to have increased their travel overseas

Household income

Residents on lower incomes have reported driving to and from work more since the pandemic compared to people on higher incomes.

In contrast, residents earning £60k or more have mostly maintained their use of the car for leisure journeys.

People on lower incomes are having fewer holidays in the UK compared to respondents on higher incomes