Limerick workers have among shortest commutes to work, data shows

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WORKERS in Limerick face among the shortest commutes in the country, according to recently released figures.

The figures, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), were collected as part of Census 2022 and show that, on average, workers in Limerick have an average travel time of 26.6 minutes.

Limerick places just behind Mayo, Kerry, Waterford City and County, Donegal, Sligo, and Galway City in terms of the shortest commute times.

Driving to work was the most common means of transport, with 62 per cent of those in Limerick City and County opting to drive.

4.6 per cent of people in Limerick City and County listed being a passenger in a car as their means of getting to work.

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Walking to work was the next highest means of transport, with 8.8 per cent of people in the city and county walking to work, while just 1.6 per cent of people cycled to work.

3.2 per cent of people got to work by bus, with 0.2 per cent using the train to get to work, and 6.9 per cent of people reported getting to work via a van.

The average distance for commuters in Limerick was 17.6 kilometers.

Limerick city and suburbs has a total workforce 49,871, with less than half of these (49 per cent) usually resident in the county.

The largest commuter town for Limerick was Ennis, with 1,140 people commuting to Limerick city and suburbs for work.

In terms of travel time nationally, workers in Meath faced the longest commuting time with 35.2 minutes.

The area with the lowest commute was Galway City, with an average commute time of 22.6 minutes.