Hampshire Facts and Figures

2001 Census: Travel to Work

Summary Table:

This table gives information about travel to work. The population of this table is those aged 16-74 years in employment. The mode of transport listed is the one that is used for the longest distance on a usual journey to work. All people aged 16-74 years in employment are included in this table.

All People Aged 16-74 in Employment People who Work Mainly At or from Home Underground, Metro, Light Rail or Tram Train Bus, Mini Bus or Coach Motorcycle, Scooter or Moped Car or Van Taxi or Minicab Bicycle On foot Other
Basingstoke and Deane 82,628 9.4 0.08 3.95 3.73 0.88 70.15 0.35 2.4 8.68 0.38
East Hampshire 55,117 11.74 0.1 4.35 1.56 0.96 69.3 0.18 2.05 9.13 0.64
Eastleigh 60,532 8.55 0.07 2.52 4.02 1.6 72.97 0.15 2.79 6.94 0.41
Fareham 54,358 8.57 0.08 2.9 2.74 1.84 72.1 0.34 3.88 6.7 0.85
Gosport 37,295 6.78 0.09 1.25 6.55 2.32 58.73 0.49 10.66 11.79 1.33
Hart 45,499 10.71 0.13 5.39 1.3 1.02 70.93 0.21 2.66 7.04 0.62
Havant 53,011 8.1 0.05 2.43 5.29 1.34 70.36 0.72 3.76 7.49 0.46
New Forest 77,054 11.17 0.11 1.79 2.38 1.44 70.8 0.18 4.27 6.99 0.87
Rushmoor 49,923 8.45 0.07 4.45 2.59 1.38 67.4 0.37 4.07 10.77 0.44
Test Valley 57,137 10.32 0.1 2.26 2.9 1.21 70.46 0.32 2.92 9.03 0.49
Winchester 53,306 11.98 0.11 4.09 3.23 0.99 63.7 0.21 1.9 13.11 0.69
Portsmouth 87,019 6.75 0.09 2.41 8.59 1.27 57.01 1.3 7.08 14.82 0.7
Southampton 98,210 6.63 0.08 2.03 11.43 1.52 59.84 0.38 4.3 13.3 0.49
   
Hampshire 625,860 9.73 0.09 3.2 3.23 1.32 69.25 0.31 3.53 8.71 0.63
Hampshire (Including Portsmouth and Southampton) 811,089 9.03 0.09 2.97 4.79 1.34 66.8 0.43 4 9.92 0.62

Some groups have been combined in this table. A more detailed table can be provided if you contact us.

Commentary

Hampshire County

There were very few changes between 1991 and 2001 in the modes of transport used by Hampshire residents for their journeys to work.

As in 1991, the greatest proportion of people drove a car or van to work. 63.4 per cent of all Hampshire residents' journeys to work used this mode in 2001, up from 62.1 per cent in 1991. This compared with 55.2 per cent in England and Wales. Car use was highest in Eastleigh at 67 per cent of the population, and lowest in Gosport with 52.5 per cent.

The number of Hampshire residents who mainly worked from home more than doubled, with 60,900 people working mainly from home in 2001 compared with 28,200 in 1991. 12 per cent of Winchester residents worked from home, compared to only 8.1 per cent in Havant.

The proportion of people traveling to work on public transport in 2001 was very similar to 1991. Train travel remained constant at around 3.2 per cent, but bus travel declined from 4.1 per cent in 1991 to 3.2 per cent in 2001. The percentage of people using public transport to get to work was highest in Gosport (18.5 per cent) and lowest in East Hampshire (8.6 per cent).

Travel to work by bicycle accounted for 3.5 per cent of journeys by Hampshire residents in 2001, a decline from 4.5 per cent in 1991. Bicycle use varied markedly between the districts, in Gosport 10.7 per cent of people used their bicycle to get to work, compared to only 1.9 per cent in Winchester. However, Winchester was the district with the largest percentage of people walking to work, with 13.1 per cent, compared to a low of 6.7 per cent in Fareham and a Hampshire average of 8.7 per cent.

Portsmouth and Southampton

Over half of the residents of Portsmouth (50.5 per cent) and Southampton (55 per cent) drove to work in a car or van in 2001 making this the most popular mode of transport.

The percentage of the population working from home was lower than in any of Hampshire’s districts at 6.6 per cent for both cities.

The percentage of the population traveling to work on public transport was higher in the two cities than in any of Hampshire’s districts excluding Gosport, with 18.2 per cent using this method in Portsmouth and 17.8 per cent in Southampton.

7.1 per cent of Portsmouth’s population traveled to work by bicycle in 2001, which was higher than the Southampton figure of 4.3 per cent. A higher proportion of people in the two cities walked to work than in any of Hampshire’s districts, with 14.8 per cent in Portsmouth and 13.3 per cent in Southampton.