Commuters: Greater London

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 August (HL7358), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what are the (1) absolute numbers, and (2) proportions of commuters, travelling into by London by (a) rail including London Underground, (b) bus, (c) car, (d) bicycle, and (e) motor cycle.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The 2018 ONS Labour Force Survey found that of those who worked in London, and reported a usual method of travel to work (a) 46% travelled by rail, (b) 12% by bus, (c) 27% by car, (d) 5% by bicycle and (e) 1% by motorcycle, the remaining 10% by other methods.

Based on this, an estimated (a) 1,790,000 people travelled by rail, (b) 471,000 by bus, (c) 1,066,000 by car, (d) 178,000 by bicycle and (e) 39,000 by motorcycle and 380,000 by other methods. These estimates are based on those in the survey with a work place in London and reporting a usual method of travel to work and as such may not cover all work-related travel activity into London.

The department will publish the 2019 modal analysis using the 2019 ONS Labour Force Survey in due course.

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