The ‘Travel to and from School by Pupils in Northern Ireland 2020/21’ report is now available.
This report, produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure (DfI), presents findings from the 2020/21 Continuous Household Survey (CHS).
The publication is available on the ASRB website at:
- Almost two-thirds (65%) of primary school pupils travelled to/from school by car as their main mode of travel.
- More than a quarter (27%) of primary school pupils walked or cycled to/from school as their main mode of travel.
- Almost half (46%) of post-primary school pupils travelled to/from school by bus as their main mode of travel.
- Almost two-fifths (38%) of post-primary school pupils travelled to/from school by car as their main mode of travel.
Notes to editors:
- The information presented in this publication derives from the 2020/21 Continuous Household Survey (CHS) in relation to method of travel to/ from school by primary and post-primary school pupils in Northern Ireland. The CHS is considered to be a representative sample of the population at household level.
- Of the 473 children whose parents were surveyed in 2020/21, 227 children attended primary school, 246 attended post-primary school.
- It contains information on the main method of travel to and from school by primary and post-primary school pupils. The Department may use the information presented in this publication to inform and understand the story behind current trends and to assist in any future policy discussion and development.
- Note: Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, data collection for the 2020/21 survey moved from face-to-face interviewing to telephone mode with a reduction in the number of questions. The results from the CHS 2020/21 are not directly comparable to previous years due to the significant changes to the survey in terms of methodology and content. The output from the survey, in terms of the range and depth of topics covered, has been reduced from that of previous years, with the subsequent capacity for detailed analysis constrained.
- This is an Official Statistics publication and therefore follows the Code of Practice for Statistics. You can find further information about the Code of Practice at: Statistics Authority
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