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Sample Journeys

Getting petrol on the way to work

In this example the respondent takes a detour on their way to work to get petrol. The trips to the petrol station and to work are recorded as separate trips.

Going to work with stops to drop children at school and crèche

In this example the respondent make two separate “drop offs” on the way to work. The two drop offs and the journeys to/from work are recorded as separate trips.

Going to work and popping out for lunch

In this example the respondent records their walk to and from the sandwich shop as separate journeys.

Going on a shopping trip by Bus

In this example the respondent makes a shopping trip into town on the bus. Each journey which has a different purpose is recorded as a separate trip.

Going out for a day trip with Mum, picking her up on the way

In this example the respondent collects their mother and brings them out on a shopping trip. There are four separate journeys.  The first and the last are unaccompanied where the respondent travels to collect their mother and later to return home. In the middle two journey’s ‘Mum’ is recorded in the “number in party” column under the heading from “other household”.

Bringing Children to a Match

In this example a parent brings two children from outside the household to a football match. These two children are recorded in column number in party column I under the heading from other house hold for the two journeys out and back.

Walking a dog to the a golf club

In this example the person walks the dog to a golf club, round a section of the course and then walks home. The journey to the golf club is recorded as one trip and the journey back from the golf club is recorded as a separate trip. However the walk round the golf club is not recorded as a journey.

Walking Dog in a loop

In this example the person walks the dog to from their home out in a loop and back home again. This walk is recorded as two journeys the first is the outward journey to the furthest point and the second is the return journey back home.

Further information is available in the Household Travel Survey Frequently Asked Questions section.