Travel to Work, School and College


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Means of travel, distance travelled, average distance travelled, time taken, time leaving home, for workers, schoolchildren and students, classified by sex, age group, regional authority area, county/city, town, urban/rural, and occupational group. Motor car availability by county, socio-economic group, and nature of occupancy. Information is supplied in the Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS) classified by Census Enumeration Areas, Dáil Constituencies, Electoral Divisions, Gaeltacht Areas, Garda Regions, Divisions and Districts, Local Electoral Areas, Towns, Urban and Rural areas of each county.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.


Census of Population.



Every 5 years

Reference period

A night in April of the relevant census year

Start date



About 19 months after the date of the census


  • Means of Travel
    On foot; Bicycle; Bus; minibus or coach; Train, DART or LUAS; Motor cycle or scooter; Motor car (Driver; Passenger); Lorry or van; Other means; Work mainly at or from home; Not stated.
  • Region (NUTS3)
    Border; Dublin; Mid-East; Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West.
  • County
    The 26 geographic counties, except that Tipperary NR and Tipperary SR are distinguished.
  • County or City (for motor car availability.)
    The 34 administrative counties.
  • Occupational group (intermediate)
    Farming, fishing and forestry workers; Electrical trades workers; Engineering and allied trades workers; Textile, clothing and leather workers; Food, drink and tobacco production workers; Chemical, paper, wood, rubber, plastics and printing workers; Other manufacturing workers; Building and construction workers; Managers and executives; Communication, warehouse and transport workers; Clerical and office workers; Sales occupations; Business and commerce occupations; Computer software occupations; Scientific and technical occupations; Health and related workers; Social workers and related occupations; Religious occupations; Other professional workers; Personal service and childcare workers; Teachers; Central and local government workers; Garda Síochána; Army occupations; Other gainful occupations; Looking for first regular job.
  • Socio-economic group
    Employers and managers; Higher professional; Lower professional; Non-manual; Manual skilled; Semi-skilled; Unskilled; Own account workers; Farmers; Agricultural workers; All others gainfully occupied and unknown.
  • Housing occupancy
    Owner occupied with loan or mortgage; Owner occupied without loan or mortgage; Being purchased from a local authority; Rented from a local authority; Rented from a voluntary body; Private rented unfurnished; Private rented furnished or part furnished; Occupied free of rent; Not stated.


Business Sectors - Tourism and Travel

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