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Public transport is defined as travelling by train, bus, taxi or ferry/ hovercraft

Summary

  • Just over a third of residents use public transport (bus, train, taxi or ferry/hovercraft) ‘often’ for longer journeys (38%)
  • Residents aged 16 to 24 years old and residents over 64 are most likely to use public transport for longer journeys. The over 65 group are most likely to hold concessionary bus passes
  • Females and residents without a disability are slightly more likely to use public transport ‘often’ for longer journeys

How often do you travel in the following ways for longer journeys (i.e. over a 15-minute walk) nowadays? - total sample

Weighted base: All those who use public transport for longer journeys: 970

This chart shows that:
Of the total sample, 38% often, 39% sometimes, and 23% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys

 

How often do you travel in the following ways for longer journeys (i.e. over a 15-minute walk) nowadays? - by age

Weighted base: All those who use public transport for longer journeys: 16-24: 140 | 25-34: 187 | 35-44: 134 | 45-54: 157 | 55-64: 132 | Over 64: 207

This chart shows that:
Of 16-24 year olds, 66% often, 20% sometimes, and 14% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys
Of 25-34 year olds, 33% often, 40% sometimes, and 28% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys
Of 35-44 year olds, 32% often, 40% sometimes, and 28% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys
Of 45-54 year olds, 28% often, 51% sometimes, and 21% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys
Of 55-64 year olds, 28% often, 44% sometimes, and 28% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys
Of over 64 year olds, 40% often, 40% sometimes, and 20% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys

 

How often do you travel in the following ways for longer journeys (i.e. over a 15-minute walk) nowadays? - by sex

Weighted base: All those who use public transport for longer journeys: Male: 487 | Female: 483

This chart shows that:
Of male residents, 36% often, 41% sometimes, and 23% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys
Of female residents, 40% often, 38% sometimes, and 23% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys

 

How often do you travel in the following ways for longer journeys (i.e. over a 15-minute walk) nowadays? - by disability

Weighted base: All those who use public transport for longer journeys: Disability: 158 | No disability: 785

This chart shows that:
Of those with a disability, 35% often, 37% sometimes, and 28% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys
Of those with no disability, 39% often, 39% sometimes, and 22% occasionally travel by public transport for longer journeys