Final CSO statistics

Last week the Central Statistics Office released the final publication in its series of Census 2011 profile reports, showing that a total of 29,697 persons in Louth, representing 72 per cent of commuters travelled to work by car.

Last week the Central Statistics Office released the final publication in its series of Census 2011 profile reports, showing that a total of 29,697 persons in Louth, representing 72 per cent of commuters travelled to work by car.

The results revealed the commuting patterns of the Irish population and covered modes of travel, journey times and time of departure for both workers and students.

A total of 29,697 persons, representing 72 per cent of commuters in Louth, either drove to work or were a passenger in a car in 2011.

Meanwhile 5.7 per cent used public transport (bus or train), 1.9 per cent cycled and 11.7per cent walked to work.

More than one in eight commuters residing in Louth had to travel times of an hour or longer to work, while 4.4 per cent (1,764 persons) spent

90 minutes or more commuting.

34.6 per cent of workers had travel times of 15 minutes or less.

In total 17,369 persons resident in Louth also worked in the county, while 20,054 commuted to work outside the county.

Meanwhile 15,440 people residing outside the county commuted to work in Louth, resulting in a net loss in the working population of 4,614.

A total of 3,735 (26 per cent) of students aged 5-12 years in the county walked to school while 60.7 per cent travelled to school by car, with 11.8 per cent travelling by bus and 1.3 per cent cycling.

Amongst secondary students, 23.3 per cent (2,008 students) walked and 41.9 per cent travelled to school by car, while 33.1 per cent travelled by bus and 0.6 per cent cycled.