In Hackney, Census data shows that the proportion of households without a car or van rose from 56% in 2001 to 65% by 2011, a rise of nine percentage points.  In 2011, 31% of households owned one car or van, with 5% owning two or more cars. 

In the City, the proportion of households without a car or van rose from 62% in 2001 to 69% by 2011, a rise of seven percentage points. In 2011, 25% of households owned one car or van, with 6% owning two or more cars.5 6 

Car, cycle and walking trips (along with other modes of transport) for Hackney and the City are shown in Table 1, using the most recently available data. Walking is the dominant mode of travel in Hackney, with 37% of all trips walked. In the City, 34% of all trips were walked in the same time period. 7

Hackney’s cycle mode share is one of the highest in London, at 7%, with the City’s cycle mode share at 4% (Table 1). The 2011 Census also showed Hackney residents to have the highest levels of commuter cycling in London, comprising 15% of all commuter journeys (adjusted to take account of those who work from home or do not work at all). In the City, 5% of residents cycled to work in 2011. 

Table 1 also shows that Hackney residents made 20% of their trips by car or motorcycle and City residents made 4% of their trips using these modes. 

Table 1: Mode shares and trip rates by local authority of residence (2012/13 to 2014/15)

Hackney City of London
Rail 5.3% 19.6%
Underground/DLR 7.2% 27.1%
Bus/Tram 22.6% 8.1%
Taxi/other 1.4% 3.1%
Car/motorcycle 19.9% 4.3%
Cycle 6.6% 3.5%
Walk 36.9% 34.3%

Source: London Travel Demand Survey (LTDS) 8

References

  1. Office for National Statistics, “2001 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (England and Wales),” [Online]. Available: http://edina.ac.uk/census. [Accessed November 2016].
  2. Office for National Statistics, “2011 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (England and Wales),” [Online]. Available: http://edina.ac.uk/census.
  3. Transport for London, “London Travel Demand Survey,” 2015.
  4. Transport for London, “London Travel Demand Survey,” 2015.
  5. Office for National Statistics, “2001 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (England and Wales),” [Online]. Available: http://edina.ac.uk/census. [Accessed November 2016].
  6. Office for National Statistics, “2011 Census: Digitised Boundary Data (England and Wales),” [Online]. Available: http://edina.ac.uk/census.
  7. Transport for London, “London Travel Demand Survey,” 2015.
  8. Transport for London, “London Travel Demand Survey,” 2015.