Census 2011 data for England and Wales showed that 55% of workers with a workplace in Inner London commuted by rail or underground compared with 16% of workers working in Outer London, 5% of workers working in other conurbations and only 1% of workers working in rural local authorities.
The Annual Population Survey (APS) showed that for the UK in 2018, 40% of people who took the train or underground to work were employed in either the information and communication, finance and insurance, or professional services industries, all of which are sectors in which a larger share of employees are likely to be more able to work from home under the current restrictions.
The mode of travel used to commute to work not only differs by place, it also differs by industry. Figure 3 shows the mode of travel to work in the UK in 2018 by industrial sectors. Car is the most popular mode of travel to work in every industry
ft today ...... the 15 minute city "When a plague tore through Milan in the 1570s, everything had to change. Shops were closed. Mass was sung outdoors. A large church, the Lazzaretto, became a hospital. By 1578 the disease had fallen back, but the city was in financial trouble and had shed almost a fifth of its population" Coronavirus today might force something similar ... should we look at planning possible change, or let in happen in the midst of chaos?