Covid-19 TRANSAS Exec summary figures

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Figure 1: Average days per week worked from home according to ‘before’ commute mode

Commute mode Number of days WFH per week, before Covid Number of days WFH per week, October 2020
Car Driver 0.31 1.81
Car Passenger 0.26 1.46
Van 0.17 0.56
Bus 0.31 2.59
Train 0.72 3.38
Tram/ Underground 0.53 2.96
Cycle 0.38 2.43
Walk or Wheel 0.33 1.87
Average all modes 0.35 2.06

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Figure 2: Percentage of workers in each of the top six job sectors responsible for the most working
from home

Local authority subgroup Financial services Accountancy Legal IT & telecoms Media/ marketing Real estate
London Cosmopolitan 6% 5% 2% 9% 10% 2%
City Periphery 4% 6% 4% 8% 10% 2%
University Towns and Cities 8% 1% 1% 5% 7% 3%
Prosperous Towns 2% 5% 3% 10% 1% 0%
Ethnically Diverse Metropolitan  Living 3% 1% 2% 3% 4% 3%
Larger Towns and Cities 6% 2% 1% 6% 4% 1%
Prosperous Semi-rural 13% 0% 0% 5% 3% 0%
Mining Legacy 4% 4% 4% 11% 0% 0%
Urban Living 4% 5% 4% 6% 4% 0%
Scottish Countryside 3% 1% 1% 6% 0% 0%
Manufacturing Legacy 8% 2% 1% 7% 0% 0%
Scottish Industrial Legacy 6% 0% 1% 5% 2% 1%
Country Living 4% 2% 1% 5% 2% 0%
Service Economy 4% 3% 2% 5% 1% 0%
Rural-Urban Fringe 9% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Industrial and Multi-ethnic 5% 1% 2% 5% 3% 3%
Older Farming Communities 3% 0% 0% 0% 3% 3%
Sparse English and Welsh Countryside 7% 0% 0% 4% 0% 4%
Local authority subgroup % days WFH in October
London Cosmopolitan 68%
City Periphery 55%
University Towns and Cities 46%
Prosperous Towns 45%
Ethnically Diverse Metropolitan  Living 45%
Larger Towns and Cities 44%
Prosperous Semi-rural 44%
Mining Legacy 42%
Urban Living 41%
Scottish Countryside 40%
Manufacturing Legacy 39%
Scottish Industrial Legacy 39%
Country Living 37%
Service Economy 36%
Rural-Urban Fringe 36%
Industrial and Multi-ethnic 36%
Older Farming Communities 31%
Sparse English and Welsh Countryside 28%

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Figure 3: Relationship between the change in mode use between before lockdown and October and the
averaged W1/W2 ‘Covid-19 Concern’ score

Commute mode Large REDUCTION in mode use, average score Modest REDUCTION, average score Modest INCREASE, average score Large INCREASE, average score
Car as a driver 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.4
Car as a passenger 3 2.7 2.7 2.7
Bus 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.8
Train 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.4
Cycling 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4
Walking 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.6
Taxi 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.7

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Figure 4: Comparison of potential percentage reduction in commute trips and miles per mode

Commute mode Car drivers Bus Train Bike Walk
% of days worked at home before 6% 7% 12% 7% 6%
% of days worked at home October 34% 51% 65% 47% 35%
% additional reduction in trips 11% 19% 20% 17% 11%
% additional reduction in miles 17% 21% 27% 21% 15%

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