Weekly Travelling Time

 

Children (aged up to 14 years) spend the most time as passengers (almost four hours per week). They spend a small amount of time on the bus (about half an hour on average), about an hour walking, and less than a quarter of an hour on a bicycle.

Of any age group, young people in their late teens and early 20s spend most time walking: about one hour 40 minutes per week. They spend about the same amount of time in a motor vehicle as do members of the 25 to 64-year-old age group, but less as a driver and more as a passenger. They spend fractionally more time on a bus and on a bicycle than do other age groups.

On average, people in the 25 to 64-year-old age group are the most independently mobile. Each week, they spend on average almost six hours per person as a driver. Driving is their preferred mode of travel and this activity dominates the time they spend travelling.

On average, older people (aged 65 plus) are the least mobile of all the age groups, each person spending a total of only five hours per week travelling by all modes: walking, driving, passenger travel, etc. This may be partially a reflection of a lifestyle that doesn't require regular attendance at a school or place of work (see section Reasons for travel).

Of any age group, young people in their late teens and early 20s spend most time walking: about one hour 40 minutes per week


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