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Travel BehaviourSummary: Religion and Transport and Travel

  • Around a quarter (23 per cent) of people aged 16 and over in households had no access to a car or van, two fifths (40 per cent) had access to one car or van and the remaining third (36 per cent) had access to two or more cars or vans.
  • Sikhs had the highest car access with the majority (52 per cent) having access to two or more cars or vans. Hindus had the lowest car access, with over two fifths (42 per cent) living in households with no access to a car or van.
  • People who recorded as 'Church of Scotland' had more access to cars or vans than those who recorded as 'Roman Catholic' and 'No religion'.

Source: Analysis of Equality Results from the 2011 Census - Part 2


The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) Travel Diary reports on age and gender, but not religion due to small sample sizes.


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