What is included in the Census 2021 Labour Market and Travel to Work Data?

The Census 2021 gathered data on economic activity, industry and occupation and travel to work. This includes:

  • Economic activity status
  • Industry and occupation, including hours worked per week and socio-economic classification
  • Travel to work, including distance travelled and method of travel

What are we finding in Somerset?

1. 60% of Somerset residents are economically active, with lowest rates in rural Somerset West (44.5%)

2. Top 3 occupations in Somerset are Professional Occupations, Skilled trades occupations and Managers, directors and senior officials

3. We have an even split of socio-economic statuses across Somerset, however disparities exist when we compare rural and urban areas

4. Around 1/3 of people travel less than 10km to work. In some urban areas over 30% of people travel less than 2km to work.

5. Residents are highly reliant on travelling to work via car/van. 54% drive to work, compared to 47.5% in England. 12.5% of people use active travel, whilst less than 2% use public transport.

Webinar resources

More information on the Census labour market and travel to work data in Somerset can be found in our Census Webinar (video below) and slide deck.

More information on the Census 2021

More information on the Census 2021 can be found on the census website.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Somerset Partnership
    Somerset County Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    Community Council for Somerset
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
  • EDF
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
  • Somerset FA
    British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Sports Coach UK