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Resident employed population. Journey time to the place of work. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Resident employed population. Journey time to the place of work. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2011
Less than 10 minutes From 10 to 30 min. From 31 to 60 min. More than 1 hour Total Not applicable Non-commuting Resident employed population
Alt Camp 5,135 7,724 1,330 414 14,603 2,203 1,633 18,440
Alt Empordà 14,142 20,069 5,067 1,436 40,713 6,439 6,075 53,228
Alt Penedès 11,013 16,523 5,423 2,453 35,413 4,568 4,428 44,409
Alt Urgell 3,433 2,324 982 150 6,890 1,186 1,326 9,402
Alta Ribagorça 639 335 139 0 1,177 336 363 1,875
Anoia 10,683 17,019 6,134 2,367 36,202 5,120 4,161 45,483
Bages 17,892 29,008 7,180 2,677 56,757 8,173 7,239 72,169
Baix Camp 15,958 34,836 5,101 1,558 57,453 8,367 7,618 73,438
Baix Ebre 8,102 10,066 1,805 597 20,570 3,918 4,325 28,813
Baix Empordà 15,306 15,061 4,148 1,338 35,853 6,427 6,380 48,660
Baix Llobregat 49,136 136,963 72,322 12,165 270,585 33,685 25,462 329,732
Baix Penedès 6,817 11,134 5,304 4,006 27,262 3,826 3,513 34,600
Barcelonès 86,374 391,035 254,145 32,444 763,999 73,611 81,323 918,933
Berguedà 4,543 4,511 1,657 723 11,434 2,176 1,861 15,472
Cerdanya 3,096 2,269 293 178 5,836 1,766 1,373 8,975
Conca de Barberà 3,082 2,231 696 183 6,193 1,093 1,046 8,332
Garraf 10,865 19,477 12,292 5,833 48,466 6,255 5,411 60,132
Garrigues 2,486 2,453 691 109 5,770 1,077 1,166 8,012
Garrotxa 6,414 9,650 1,884 321 18,268 2,653 2,578 23,500
Gironès 16,476 38,638 7,234 1,744 64,093 8,389 5,906 78,387
Maresme 28,520 58,154 35,431 11,180 133,285 19,260 16,368 168,913
Montsià 8,415 9,417 1,527 365 19,723 3,432 2,726 25,881
Noguera 4,853 4,502 1,298 454 11,106 2,081 2,216 15,404
Osona 16,077 25,214 4,117 2,490 47,898 7,647 6,811 62,356
Pallars Jussà 1,537 1,268 115 92 3,141 1,190 1,070 5,401
Pallars Sobirà 970 639 260 81 1,950 728 556 3,234
Pla d'Urgell 5,233 5,406 890 335 11,863 1,955 1,928 15,746
Pla de l'Estany 3,609 5,330 1,538 121 10,696 1,523 1,877 14,096
Priorat 1,114 938 534 60 2,656 575 694 3,924
Ribera d'Ebre 3,168 2,389 783 97 6,453 1,043 1,160 8,655
Ripollès 3,910 3,378 874 419 8,580 1,453 1,228 11,261
Segarra 3,227 3,267 643 256 7,427 1,250 1,214 9,891
Segrià 18,993 40,317 5,800 1,719 66,829 9,066 8,563 84,458
Selva 19,971 21,435 7,569 3,014 51,989 7,424 6,562 65,976
Solsonès 2,299 1,068 352 139 3,906 749 1,018 5,674
Tarragonès 19,340 47,519 7,605 3,851 78,315 10,146 8,605 97,067
Terra Alta 1,501 1,357 257 62 3,206 960 881 5,047
Urgell 5,155 4,712 1,126 190 11,221 1,649 1,688 14,558
Val d'Aran 1,853 1,418 154 0 3,453 662 379 4,494
Vallès Occidental 52,844 155,205 72,834 16,130 297,012 37,691 29,736 364,439
Vallès Oriental 31,856 66,037 27,150 7,737 132,779 17,561 15,109 165,449
Catalonia 526,036 1,230,298 564,792 119,899 2,441,025 309,314 283,577 3,033,916
Metropolità 248,730 807,396 461,881 79,654 1,597,660 181,809 167,998 1,947,467
Comarques Gironines 79,827 113,563 28,313 8,490 230,193 34,308 30,607 295,107
Camp de Tarragona 44,629 93,249 15,266 6,076 159,219 22,385 19,595 201,200
Terres de l'Ebre 21,186 23,229 4,373 1,165 49,952 9,352 9,092 68,396
Ponent 39,947 60,657 10,448 3,164 114,216 17,078 16,776 148,069
Comarques Centrals 40,810 59,802 13,306 6,077 119,995 18,745 16,931 155,671
Alt Pirineu i Aran 11,529 8,253 2,054 612 22,447 5,868 5,067 33,382
Penedès 39,379 64,152 29,153 14,659 147,343 19,769 17,513 184,624
Barcelona 319,685 319,685 639,370 959,055 1,833,693 215,699 197,827 2,247,218
Girona 82,726 82,726 165,452 248,178 235,252 35,587 31,656 302,496
Lleida 50,993 50,993 101,986 152,979 135,647 22,464 21,894 180,006
Tarragona 72,632 72,632 145,264 217,896 236,433 35,563 32,200 304,196
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 "..".