9. JOURNEY TO WORK

The majority of residents of the study area over 15 years of age employed either full or part time, work in or close to the study area. Only 17.2% of the total labour force works outside the boundaries of the City of Winnipeg. Table 5.13 gives the analysis by location.

A clearer idea of the proximity of the labour force to their places of employment is given in Table 5.14 which analyzes the distances travelled to work. Fully 58.2% of employed persons live within one mile of their jobs. If the "Not Applicable cases are assumed to be persons working at their places of residence, the figure rises to 63.3%.

As [XMLmind] as 43.3% of the full time labour force walks to work, which indicates the large number of people who live close to their jobs. A further 27.1% use the transit service. Only 21.6% travel to and from work by private car. There is a correlation between this low percentage and the large number of persons in the study area—68.7% -- who do not own a car. Table 15.5% gives the figures for the mode of travel to work and Table 15.6 gives the car ownership.