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Hampshire Facts and Figures

Commuter Patterns

Commuter Flows

Origin-destination data, also known as flow data, captures the movement of commuters from their place of residence to their place of work. In the England and Wales Census, respondents aged 16 and over were asked to indicate the address of their workplace if they were in employment in the week prior to the census. The Factsheets represent the flows of residents aged 16yrs+ in employment in terms of those who both live and work in an area and out-commute, as well as those who in-commute from elsewhere. Also captured are the top five destinations of out-commuters and the origins of in-commuters, together with the main methods of travel to work.

Local Authority Factsheets


Workday Populations

The workday population data provides information on the number of people present in a given location during a working day.

The overall workday population includes:

  • Those under 16 year old in their usual place of residence

  • Those 16 year old and over in their place of work, if they are in employment

  • Those 16 year old and over in their place of residence, if they are not in employment.

The Workday Population Factsheets show how commuting affects the demographic structure (age and gender) of the population. They also show the net changes in the industrial and occupational structure of those in employment. In addition, information is provided on the distance travelled to work which includes the number of home workers and those with no fixed place of work. Further information about the origins and destination of commuters can be found in the Commuter Flows Factsheets.

As the workday population changes mainly as a result of work related commuting the following factsheets provide information for the 16-74 year old population.

Workday population Factsheets

Information on the usually resident population in Hampshire local authorities can be found on the Facts & Figures Population pages.

General information about the workday population can be found on the ONS website.



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