Two-thirds drive to work daily with average trip of 26 minutes
ALMOST TWO-THIRDS of workers drive to their jobs while some 60 per cent of five to 12-year-olds are driven to school.Out of the 1,695,074 who said they travelled to work, 1,067,451 drove a car to get there.
Car-pooling does not appear to be popular, with just 69,164 people saying they travel as a passenger.
Although the average driver spends 26 minutes getting to work each day, some spend significantly longer. More than 80,000 people drive for between 45 minutes and an hour to reach their destination, while 63,405 people take 60-90 minutes to reach work. Over 20,000 people travel for more than 1½ hours.
Just over 170,500 people walk to work; 91,676 people take the bus; and 52,749 people take the train, Dart or Luas to get to their jobs.
Meanwhile, the number of workers getting on their bike stands at 39,803, with the average cyclist spending 21 minutes in the saddle before reaching work.
Among the 501,200 primary-school-aged children whose travel movements to and from school were recorded as part of the census, 60 per cent are driven there. Almost three-quarters of these journeys take less than 15 minutes. A further 118,523 children of this age walk to school while 6,252 cycle.
The proportion of school children aged 13-18 who are driven to school stands at under 40 per cent, with 126,172 of the 322,194 in that age category getting a lift.
A further 6,339 teenagers – presumably those over the age of 17 – drive to school or college themselves.
* 60%of five to 12-year-olds are driven to school
* Over 80,000commuters spend between 45 minutes and an hour driving to work