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Origin-destination geodemographics for analysis of travel to work flows

Martin, David, Gale, Christopher G., Cockings, Samantha and Harfoot, Andrew (2018) Origin-destination geodemographics for analysis of travel to work flows Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 67, pp. 68-79.

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This paper introduces a novel approach to the analysis of travel to work flows by combining separate geodemographic classifications of origins and destinations. A new classification of workplace areas is used in combination with an established official classification of residential areas. The approach is demonstrated using an empirical analysis of 26 million commuting flows in England and Wales, measured between the smallest residential and workplace areas in the 2011 census. The analysis demonstrates potential insights to be gained by this approach, revealing clear patterns in the structure of travel to work flows between geodemographic clusters. Our broad approach is not limited to use in specific countries and has potential application for use with data from non-census sources.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 September 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 September 2017
Published date: January 2018
Keywords: Travel to work, workplace zones, area classification, geodemographics, census, England and Wales


Local EPrints ID: 414246
ISSN: 0198-9715
PURE UUID: 93f1c756-b61a-417c-b29c-ef5297dc9306
ORCID for David Martin: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 20 Sep 2017 16:31
Last modified: 19 Oct 2017 12:23

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