Wales

Access to transport

Key points

Relating to the adequacy of bus services

Relating to levels of car ownership

Relating to cars and work

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Graph 1: Public transport by subject

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Graph 2: Public transport by local authority

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Graph 3: Cars by family type

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Graph 4: Cars by local authority

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Graph 5: Cars by work status

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Definitions and data sources

The first graph shows the proportion of people for whom the bus is adequate across a range of needs.  The data is split to show those with and without cars separately.  Survey respondents were asked whether, as far as they knew, the local bus service met their need for each of the categories stated.

The second graph shows how the proportion of people who think that their local bus services do not meet the need for weekday travel for the majority varies in different parts of Wales.

The third graph shows the proportion of households who do not have access to either a car or van, with the data shown separately for each major type of household.

The fourth graph shows the proportion of households in each local authority without a car, against the proportion of working-age adults in each local authority where at least one person in the household drives to work.

The fifth graph shows the proportions of people in each employment category who personally drive and have daily access to a car, and those who do not.

The data source for the first, second and fifth graphs is a March 2004 survey carried out by Beaufort Research of Cardiff on behalf the Welsh Consumer Council (the data is not publicly available).

The data source for the third and fourth graphs is the 2001 Census (table so062 and so118).

Overall adequacy: medium.  The Welsh Omnibus Survey is a well-established survey designed to be representative of the population resident in Wales aged 16 and over but is based on a small sample.

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External links

See the 2006 report jointly published by the Welsh Consumer Council and Equal Opportunities Commission in Wales entitled Gender and bus travel in Wales.

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