3.6 Travel to Work

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​​​​​3.6 Travel to Work

The travel modes used by people travelling to work, school or college in the county are set out below for 2006, 2011 and 2016.  The census figures show that in 2016, 3,242 persons worked from home, up from 2852 persons in 2011. It is anticipated that the numbers in “work from home” category will increase significantly in the next census, primarily due to the changes brought about by Covid-19. The CSO figures show an overwhelming majority still use the private car as a means of transport and this percentage is rising, with 61.9% of the total numbers travelling using the car either as a passenger or as driver in 2006, and this had increased to 64.5% in 2011 and 65% in 2016.  

Table 3.13: Mode of travel to work, school or college in 2006, 2011 and 2016

Year

On foot

Bicycle

Bus, mini

bus or coach

Train

Motor-cycle or scooter

Car driver

Car passenger

Other (includes working from home)

Not stated

Total

2006

7,223

891

5,568

175

204

24,974

11,094

7,374

692

58,195

2011

7,229

751

4,464

221

108

25,481

11,942

6,283

1,540

58,019

2016

7,237

814

5,014

307

116

27,878

13,354

6746

1,965

63,426

According to the CSO, approximately 62 per cent of workers spend less than 30 minutes travelling to work and just under 5 per cent spend more than 1 hour travelling to work. On average, workers in County Kilkenny live just over 18Km from their place of work, compared to an average of 15km nationally.  

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