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Resident employed population. Number of journeys per day to the place of work. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Resident employed population. Number of journeys per day to the place of work. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2011
Non-commuting One trip Two or more trips Not applicable Resident employed population
Alt Camp 1,633 9,497 5,106 2,203 18,440
Alt Empordà 6,075 22,906 17,807 6,439 53,228
Alt Penedès 4,428 22,410 13,003 4,568 44,409
Alt Urgell 1,326 3,353 3,538 1,186 9,402
Alta Ribagorça 363 764 413 336 1,875
Anoia 4,161 22,607 13,595 5,120 45,483
Bages 7,239 36,264 20,492 8,173 72,169
Baix Camp 7,618 34,711 22,742 8,367 73,438
Baix Ebre 4,325 11,486 9,084 3,918 28,813
Baix Empordà 6,380 19,379 16,473 6,427 48,660
Baix Llobregat 25,462 199,284 71,301 33,685 329,732
Baix Penedès 3,513 18,146 9,116 3,826 34,600
Barcelonès 81,323 519,145 244,854 73,611 918,933
Berguedà 1,861 7,358 4,076 2,176 15,472
Cerdanya 1,373 2,693 3,144 1,766 8,975
Conca de Barberà 1,046 4,091 2,102 1,093 8,332
Garraf 5,411 33,016 15,450 6,255 60,132
Garrigues 1,166 3,070 2,700 1,077 8,012
Garrotxa 2,578 9,882 8,386 2,653 23,500
Gironès 5,906 41,024 23,069 8,389 78,387
Maresme 16,368 88,331 44,954 19,260 168,913
Montsià 2,726 9,910 9,813 3,432 25,881
Noguera 2,216 5,781 5,325 2,081 15,404
Osona 6,811 27,658 20,240 7,647 62,356
Pallars Jussà 1,070 1,558 1,583 1,190 5,401
Pallars Sobirà 556 1,134 816 728 3,234
Pla d'Urgell 1,928 5,465 6,398 1,955 15,746
Pla de l'Estany 1,877 6,568 4,129 1,523 14,096
Priorat 694 1,643 1,012 575 3,924
Ribera d'Ebre 1,160 3,745 2,707 1,043 8,655
Ripollès 1,228 5,223 3,357 1,453 11,261
Segarra 1,214 4,711 2,716 1,250 9,891
Segrià 8,563 36,118 30,711 9,066 84,458
Selva 6,562 32,464 19,525 7,424 65,976
Solsonès 1,018 2,142 1,764 749 5,674
Tarragonès 8,605 49,580 28,736 10,146 97,067
Terra Alta 881 1,616 1,590 960 5,047
Urgell 1,688 5,624 5,597 1,649 14,558
Val d'Aran 379 1,708 1,745 662 4,494
Vallès Occidental 29,736 203,572 93,440 37,691 364,439
Vallès Oriental 15,109 91,320 41,459 17,561 165,449
Catalonia 283,577 1,606,954 834,072 309,314 3,033,916
Metropolità 167,998 1,101,651 496,009 181,809 1,947,467
Comarques Gironines 30,607 137,447 92,746 34,308 295,107
Camp de Tarragona 19,595 99,522 59,697 22,385 201,200
Terres de l'Ebre 9,092 26,756 23,195 9,352 68,396
Ponent 16,776 60,768 53,448 17,078 148,069
Comarques Centrals 16,931 73,422 46,573 18,745 155,671
Alt Pirineu i Aran 5,067 11,210 11,238 5,868 33,382
Penedès 17,513 96,178 51,165 19,769 184,624
Barcelona 197,827 1,250,928 582,765 215,699 2,247,218
Girona 31,656 139,629 95,624 35,587 302,496
Lleida 21,894 71,973 63,674 22,464 180,006
Tarragona 32,200 144,424 92,009 35,563 304,196
Units: People travelling.
Source: Idescat, based on the Population and Housing Censuses INE's.
Note: The Population and Housing Census 2011 includes survey data. The results have been conveniently rounded up and are shown without decimals. Hence, some totals may not coincide with the sum of their disaggregation.

Last update: May 30, 2014.

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Methodological note

Methodological aspects

The data from the population census concerning the location of economic activity of the employed population on the location of the student population place of study allows for knowing the commuting for the population by comparing the place of work/study with the place of residence of the workers and students. The population census also examines mobility characteristics like transport means used, number of trips and their duration, while connecting these variables to demographic and economic characteristics.

The reference population for the study of commuting to work reasons is the resident employed population (REP), which is comprised of all employed residents, including both those working outside and within the resident area. The same analysis applies to both the resident student population (RSP).

The unit of analysis in the statistics of commuting are those persons who are residents of Catalonia that are working and residents of Catalonia that are studying. In the 2001 and 2011, when a person was both studying and working they only had to answer questions about mobility related to work. This criteria is not maintained in earlier years.

With respect to age, all editions of the statistics include all people that work or study, with the exception of 2001, which only included information on the population aged 16 years and over.

In the 2001 and el 2011 censuses, part of the working and student population did not have to answer the specific questions on mobility in the census questionnaire and were therefore excluded from the analysis. These were people that:

  • Do not travel because they work or study at home.
  • Work or study in different municipalities, about which only the city of residence is known, but not the work or study city.
  • Have a second residence from which they travel to work or study, about which only the municipality of residence, work or study are known, but the municipality of the second home from which they commute is not available.

Questions about the means of transport have differed across the different editions. In the 2001 and 2011 censuses the data collection categories were modified and it was possible to answer with up to two possibilities in reference to longer journeys.

The 2001 and 2011 censuses asked about the number of journeys per day, which corresponded to the outward journey and the return journey, as well as the journey time from home to the place of work or study. These two variables were absent in the previous editions.

The following categories are defined:

  • Residents that work inside area/Resident students that study inside area: Persons that work/study in the same geographic area in which they reside.
  • Residents that work out-of-area/Resident students that study out-of-area: Resident persons in the selected geographic area that work/study in a different area.
  • Non-residents that work inside area/Non Resident students that study inside area: Persons that work/study in the selected geographic area but reside outside of this area.
  • Resident employed/student population (REP and RSP): Resident employed/Student population = Residents that work inside area/Students that study inside area + Residents that work out-of-area/Students that study out-of-area + employed/students that commute to several municipalities.
  • Located places of work/study (LPW and LPS): = Residents that work inside area/Students that study inside area + Non-residents that work inside area/Non-resident students that study inside area.
  • Difference: The difference between the number of located places of work/study and the resident employed/student population by geographic area.
  • Non-commuting: Works or studies at home.
  • Not applicable: Works or studies in several municipalities, has a second residence at the place of work or study or did not answer this question.
  • Means of transport: In car or van as driver. In car or van as passenger. In bus, coach or minibus. In metro. On motorbike. Walking. On train. On bicycle. Other means.

The Population and Housing Census 2011 includes survey data. The results have been conveniently rounded up and are shown without decimals. Hence, some totals may not coincide with the sum of their disaggregation.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".