Commuters

Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has carried out on the average journey time to and from work in the UK in each of the last 10 years, broken down by region.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark PPS (Rt Hon Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The following table shows the average travel-to-work times in Great Britain over the last 10 years, split by region.

Mean time (minutes
Autumn Oct-Dec Oct-Dec
Region of workplace 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
North-east 21 21 21 21 21 21 22 22 21 21
North-west 22 23 24 23 23 23 24 24 24 24
Yorkshire and the Humber 22 22 22 23 23 23 24 24 24 25
East midlands 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 21 22
West midlands 22 23 23 24 23 23 24 24 24 25
East of England 21 22 22 22 23 22 23 23 23 24
London 41 42 42 43 43 42 42 42 43 44
South-east 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 25
South-west 20 20 21 21 21 21 22 22 23 23
England 25 25 26 26 26 26 26 26 27 27
Wales 19 20 20 19 20 21 20 20 21 22
Scotland 23 23 24 24 24 24 25 25 25 25
Great Britain 25 25 25 25 25 25 26 26 26 27
Source:

Office for National Statistics Labour Force Survey

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