Total and average distance travelled to place of work (Daytime/workday population) (Workplace Zones in England and Wales) 2011

Dataset population: Workplace population

Daytime/workday population

England and Wales (Workday Population)

Workday population is where the usually resident population is re-distributed to their places of work, while those not in work are recorded at their usual residence.

The workday population of an area is defined as all usual residents aged 16 and above who are in employment and whose workplace is in the area, and all other usual residents of any age who are not in employment but are resident in the area. People who work mainly at or from home or do not have a fixed place of work are included in their area of their usual residence. The following population groups are excluded from the workday population of an area:

  • Those living in England and Wales but working in Scotland, Northern Ireland, outside the UK or on offshore installations,
  • Those with a place of work in England and Wales but who are not usually resident in England and Wales, and
  • Short-term residents

England and Wales (Workplace Population)

Workplace population is where the usually resident population is re-distributed to their main place of work, but those not working are excluded.

Distance travelled to place of work

The distance in kilometres between a person's residential postcode and their workplace postcode, measured in a straight line.

Derived distances that result in a distance travelled that exceeds 1200km are treated as invalid and a value is imputed. A distance travelled of 0.1km indicates that the workplace postcode is the same as the residential postcode.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated September 20, 2022, 17:11 (BST)
Created September 20, 2022, 16:52 (BST)
Visibility Public
Year 2011
Topics Labour market
Travel to work or study
Units Kilometres
Geographic Layer Countries
Local Authorities
London Boroughs
Merging Local Authorities
Merging Wards and Electoral Divisions
Metropolitan Districts
Middle Super Output Areas
Non-Metropolitan Districts
Unitary Authorities
Workplace Zones
Frequency Decennial
Citation Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI:
Geographical Coverage Location England and Wales
Granularity Country level down to Workplace Zones
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