Commuting and distances to work: The median commuting distance Niagara residents reported to get to work was 5.9 km. in 2006 (7.6 km. for Canada). 44.0% of the population were less than 5 km from work; 29.0% were 5-14 km from work; and 3.8% were 15-24 km from work. Commuting distances to work have generally been increasing for most workers.

Figure: Modes of transportation by age group in Niagara

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Figure 2.3

Statistics Canada, 2007, Place of Work Highlight Tables, 2006 Census of Population, (accessed April 4, 2010).

The Census records only the primary mode used to travel to work, while the HES allows respondents to indicate multiple modes used.

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