Factsheet: Survey Findings on Young People’s Travel to and from School in 2022

    Date published:
    24 November 2023

    You Won’t Believe What Young People Are Saying About Traveling to School!

    Discover the Shocking Facts from the Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey (YPBAS) 2022 Travel to/from School!

    Are you curious about how young people commute to school? Get ready to be amazed by the exclusive insights from the Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey (YPBAS) 2022 Travel to/from School Factsheet. Uncover the truth about young people’s preferences and experiences when it comes to traveling to and from school.

    In this groundbreaking report, produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure (DfI), you’ll find eye-opening information directly from young people aged 11-16. Discover how far they live from their school, what makes them feel unsafe during their commute, and their preferred modes of transportation.

    Did you know that nearly half of all young people (45%) travel to school by bus? Or that over a third (36%) commute by car? These statistics may shock you!

    Walking to school seems more popular on the way home, with 23% of young people choosing to walk back, compared to 16% who walk to school. Plus, can you believe that the majority of children (96%) feel safe while traveling to and from school?

    The report also reveals the factors that would encourage young people to walk or cycle to school. Living closer to school, better weather, and having someone to accompany them are just a few!

    You won’t believe the fascinating details uncovered by the YPBAS! But don’t just take our word for it, see the factsheet for yourself on the ASRB website.

    Discover the Key Points:

    • 45% of young people travel to school by bus.
    • 36% of young people travel to school by car.
    • 23% of young people walk home from school.
    • 58% of young people live less than 3km from school.
    • 20% of young people want to walk to and from school.
    • 5% of young people would like to cycle to and from school.
    • 31% of young people prefer traveling by bus to and from school.
    • 96% of children feel safe during their commute to and from school.
    • Find out more shocking facts in the complete report!

    Don’t miss out on the chance to delve into the minds of young people and unveil their fascinating opinions on traveling to and from school. Gain unique insights that will change the way you think about commuting!

    For more information and in-depth analysis, please visit the ASRB website. Be prepared to have your mind blown.

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