Analysis and action on living standards
Access to safe, secure and affordable housing is one of the most fundamental measures of living standards. But spiralling house prices, combined with the limited availability of social housing and high costs associated with the private rented sector, mean that for many UK families and individuals, these things remain out of reach.
Longer commutes partly reflect the pressure from housing costs to live further away from where jobs are located. The data in this section explores trends in average commuting times, and how commuting times vary across age groups and cohorts.
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Travel to work times are one-way.
RF analysis of Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit. (2018). Labour Force Survey Adult Datasets, 2002-2018: Secure Access. [29/05/2019]. 14th Edition. UK Data Service. SN:6727. [http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6727-15]
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