The Scottish Executive Development Department.
This is the sixteenth in a series of short notes on transport-related results from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS). It describes some results from interviews conducted with randomly chosen adults in households across Scotland in 1999, 2000 and 2001. The interviewer asks those whose current situation is best described as “in employment” for the address or postcode of their place of work. The interviewer also asks all randomly chosen adults about the origin and destination of any journeys they made on the previous day. The council area of place of work, and the council areas of the origin and destination of journeys are subsequently derived. The survey results have been weighted to take account of differences in selection probabilities. This note looks at journeys which started or ended in Edinburgh, as an example of the use of SHS data. For the purpose of this note, the council areas (outwith the Lothians) whose residents would be likely to approach Edinburgh from the North have been grouped together, and likewise for the West and South.