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Commute-flow

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Commute-flow is a brand new geodemographic classification of commuting flows for England and Wales based on origin-destination data from the 2011 Census that has been used to analyse the spatial dynamics of commuting.

This toolkit presents data outputs in order to help policy makers use the data to support transport investment decisions and understand patterns of commuting. There is lots of untapped potential for this data to be used to evaluate transport policy and investment decisions so resources are more effectively and efficiently targeted to places of need.

This toolkit includes a series of new classifications of commuting flows from the 2011 Census. The toolkit allows you to explore levels of commuting and compare the level of connectivity of each neighbourhood to major employment centres. The underlying rationale for the research is that the toolkit will help deliver efficiencies in public and private sector investment.

Full explanations of this new geodemographic classification can be found in the classification section. If you want to find out more about the underpinning research and read further details about how we developed the classification, this can be found in the research section.