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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Detailed commuting patterns in Wales by Welsh local authority
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Click here to sortIsle of AngleseyClick here to sortGwyneddClick here to sortConwyClick here to sortDenbighshireClick here to sortFlintshireClick here to sortWrexhamClick here to sortPowysClick here to sortCeredigionClick here to sortPembrokeshireClick here to sortCarmarthenshireClick here to sortSwanseaClick here to sortNeath Port TalbotClick here to sortBridgendClick here to sortVale of GlamorganClick here to sortCardiffClick here to sortRhondda Cynon TafClick here to sortMerthyr TydfilClick here to sortCaerphillyClick here to sortBlaenau GwentClick here to sortTorfaenClick here to sortMonmouthshireClick here to sortNewportClick here to sortLiverpoolClick here to sortWirralClick here to sortCheshire EastClick here to sortWarringtonClick here to sortCheshire West and ChesterClick here to sortHerefordshire, County ofClick here to sortShropshireClick here to sortBristol, City ofClick here to sortSouth GloucestershireClick here to sortAberdeenshireClick here to sortScottish Borders, TheClick here to sortNorth DevonClick here to sortForest of DeanClick here to sortOtherClick here to sortOther outside Wales
Isle of Anglesey(r) 42,200(r) 14,400(!!) 1,500********************************(!!) 1,000(!!) 1,900
Gwynedd(!!) 3,400(r) 98,500(!,!!) 4,800********************************(!,!!) 4,800(!!) *
Conwy*6,400(r) 74,500(r) 10,900(!!) 1,700******************************(!!) 2,400(!) 5,600
Denbighshire**6,500(r) 61,200(!) 4,800(!,r) 4,400********************(!!) 2,200*********(!) 4,500
Flintshire***(!,!!) 5,900(r) 76,900(r) 15,700****************(!!) *(!!) ***(r) 26,900****(!,!!) 5,900****(!) 8,600
Wrexham***(!!) 3,300(!) 6,200(r) 98,500****************(!!) ****11,200*(!,!!) 4,900*******(!) 5,900
Powys******(r) 98,000***(!!) 3,500(!!) ****************(!!) 4,000(!) 8,300******8,600(!!,r) 4,400
Ceredigion*******(r) 58,000*(!) 4,200*************************(!,!!) 2,500(!!) *
Pembrokeshire*******(!!) *(r) 99,000(!!) 3,800*************************(!!) *(!!) 2,900
Carmarthenshire*******(!!) 4,200(!!) 5,500(r) 130,400(r) 16,800************************(!) 9,100(!!) 3,900
Swansea*********(!) 12,200(r) 176,600(!,r) 10,000**(!!) 4,800********************(!!,r) 5,900(!!) 4,400
Neath Port Talbot*********(!!) 3,70031,300(r) 66,200(!) 7,500*(!!) 4,200(!!) ********************(!!) 4,000(!!) 2,500
Bridgend**********(!,!!) 5,900(!,!!) 5,600(r) 81,100(!!,r) 3,100(r) 14,700(!!) 4,600*******************(!,!!) 6,000(!!) 4,200
Vale of Glamorgan************(!,!!) 5,500(r) 58,000(r) 41,500(!!) 2,200*******************(!,r) 6,800(!!) 3,800
Cardiff************(!!) 6,400(!!) *279,100(!!,r) 11,500*(!!) ****(!!,r) 9,000*************(!,!!,r) 16,200(!!,r) 8,600
Rhondda Cynon Taf**********(!!,r) 3,200*(!,r) 9,800(!!) *(r) 40,800113,100(!!) 5,000(!,!!) 8,600**(!!,r) *(!!) 6,200*******(!!,r) ******(!,!!) 9,700(!!) 6,000
Merthyr Tydfil**************5,600(!,r) 4,20030,900(!,r) 3,700(!!) 1,600****************(!) 4,800(!!) 2,000
Caerphilly**************(r) 25,800(!,r) 8,500(!!) 5,100(r) 81,800(!!,r) 3,800(!!) 4,200(!!) 3,10018,500*******(!!) 2,600*****(!!) 3,100(!!) 4,100
Blaenau Gwent**************(!!) 2,200*(!!) 1,6006,20027,500(!) 4,5006,300(!,!!) 3,600*************(!) 4,100(!!) 2,300
Torfaen**************7,000**(!!) 3,100(!!) *(r) 45,7005,800(r) 15,000*******(!!) 2,000*****(!!) 2,900(!,!!,r) 3,600
Monmouthshire**************(!,r) 5,000(!!) **(!!) **(!) 4,500(r) 51,200(r) 6,200*****(!!) 1,800*8,100(!!) *****(!,!!) 3,5006,000
Newport**************15,300**(!!) 2,700*(!) 7,300(!) 7,400(r) 87,400*******(!) 6,400*****(!!) 5,800(!!) 4,800
Liverpool**********************...............
Wirral**********************...............
Cheshire East**********************...............
Warrington**********************...............
Cheshire West and Chester****(!!) 10,600*****************...............
Herefordshire, County of******(!!) ****************...............
Shropshire*****(!!,r) 7,200(!!) ****************...............
Bristol, City of**********************...............
South Gloucestershire**********************...............
Aberdeenshire**********************...............
Scottish Borders, The**********************...............
North Devon**********************...............
Forest of Dean**********************...............
Other(!!) *(!!) 5,600(!!) 2,900(!!) 4,000*(!!) 2,7008,900(!,!!) 5,200(!!) 4,500(!) 6,400(!!) 5,100(!) 10,000(!) 9,300(!,r) 10,900(!!) 3,500(!,!!) 5,900(!,!!) 5,600(!,!!) 6,800(!,!!) 4,500(!,!!,r) 7,000(!,!!) 6,2009,900...............
Other outside Wales****(!!) 5,200(!!) 10,700(!!) 6,800*******(!!,r) 7,600*****(!!) 6,900*...............

Metadata

Title
Detailed commuting patterns by Welsh local authority

Last update
29 March 2018 29 March 2018

Next update
March 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics

Contact email
economic.stats@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English only

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
This dataset provides information on commuting patterns by local authority in Wales and flows between Wales and the rest of the UK.

Data collection and calculation
ONS have reweighted the APS to take account of population data from the 2011 Census. Therefore, all estimates from quarter 4 of 2004 to quarter 3 of 2014 have been revised.

The Annual Population Survey, which includes the WLLFS, is an annual sample survey of households living at private addresses in the UK. The annual survey uses results from those sampled for the main quarterly Labour Force Survey and since 2001 additional persons have been sampled on an annual basis to provide a more robust (boosted) annual dataset across the UK, with estimates subject to much lower sampling variability. For Wales, the data are now based on an enhanced sample (around 350 per cent larger) compared to earlier years.

The additional persons sampled in the APS are based on four waves, over four years of the survey. For the first wave, the response rate in Wales is around 60%, with around 75% of these remaining by the fourth wave. In total, approaching 20,000 households are sampled each year for the APS in Wales.
The APS relates to calendar years, whereas the WLLFS used the year ending in February. Therefore values for 2001 to 2003 relate to the years ending February 2002, February 2003 and February 2004. Subsequent values relate to calendar years.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
2001 to 2017

Users, uses and context
We believe the key users of commuting in Wales statistics are:
Ministers and the Members Research Service in the National Assembly for Wales;
Other areas of the Welsh Government;
Welsh Local Authorities
Other government departments;
Students, academics and universities;
Individual citizens and private companies.
The statistics are used in a variety of ways. Some examples of the uses include: Advice to Ministers; Research and general background material;
To inform debate in the National Assembly for Wales and beyond.

Statistical quality
As the LFS/APS is a sample survey all estimates are subject to sampling variability. This is because the
sample selected is one of only a very large number of possible samples that could have been drawn from
the population. Standard errors (SEs) are commonly used as indicators of the extent to which the
estimate based on a sample differs from the true population value. The larger the standard error, the less
precise the estimate is. Coefficients of variation (CV) give the standard error as a proportion of the
estimate itself.

Keywords
Commuting