A variety of statistical tables are available on this topic and these can be accessed via the Census Data Explorer.
Information on Transport is derived from questions relating to workplace/study address (Q11) and method of travel (Q12) on the 2011 Census questionnaire.
Some interesting points about Transport in Scotland from the 2011 Census are provided below:
Method of travel to work
Of the population of 16 to 74 year olds in employment:
- 62.4 % travelled by car (including passengers car pools and taxis), an increase from 2001
- 10.0% travelled by bus
- 9.9 % travelled on foot
- 3.7 % travelled by train
- 3.1 % had another method of travel
- 10.8 % worked mainly at or from home
The City of Edinburgh had the highest proportion of people travelling to work by bus at 29%, followed by Midlothian and Glasgow City at 20%
The City of Edinburgh and Argyll & Bute had the highest proportion of people travelling to work on foot, at 18%
Just under a third (32 %) of people aged 16 to 74 in the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SeC) category of ‘Small employers and own account workers’ worked at or mainly from home.
Of the 2.1 million people who did not work at or mainly from home, 36% travelled less than 5km to their workplace (females 43%, males 30%). 43% of people travelled between 5km and 30km , 8% travelled 30km or more.
Car and Van Availability
The proportion of households with at least one car or van available was higher for those who owned their property (85%) than for those in social rented accommodation (37%) or in private rented accommodation (57%).
Of the 473,000 people in households who had a long-term health problem or disability that limited their day-to-day activities, 46% lived in households with no cars or vans available