The Central Statistics Office today released the final publication in its series of Census 2011 profile reports, showing that a total of 41,073 persons, representing 77.5 per cent of commuters travelled to work by car in April 2011.
The publication, “Profile 10 Door to Door – Commuting in Ireland”, presents a profile of the commuting patterns of the Irish population and covers modes of travel, journey times and time of departure for both workers and students.
Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the CSO: “This report provides further analysis of an extremely important theme from the Census 2011 results. It examines commuter numbers, looking at means of transport, departure times and time spent travelling for both workers and students.”
A total of 41,073 persons, representing 77.5 per cent of commuters in County Tipperary, either drove to work or were a passenger in a car in 2011. This compared to 69 per cent of commuters in the State overall. Meanwhile 1.2% used public transport (bus or train), 0.8% cycled and 10.1% walked to work.
One in twelve commuters residing in County Tipperary had travel times of an hour or longer to work, while 2.9% (1,493 persons) spent 90 minutes or more commuting. 38.5% of workers had travel times of 15 minutes or less.
In total 20,331 persons resident in County Tipperary also worked in the county, while 28,721 commuted to work outside the county. Meanwhile 25,027 people residing outside the county commuted to work in Tipperary, resulting in a net loss in the working population of 3,694.
A total of 2,683 (15.4%) of students aged 5-12 years in the county walked to school in 2011. 69.6% travelled to school by car, with 14% travelling by bus and 0.7% cycling. Amongst secondary students, 17.5% (2,082 students) walked and 50.5% travelled to school by car, while 31% travelled by bus and 0.5% cycled.