Commuting Mode Share: U.K., Germany, China
In the UK, about 7% of people commute using public transport, while in Germany and China, about 28% and 31% commute using the same. The requested information about transportation ways in the UK, Germany, China has been entered in rows 2-4 of the attached spreadsheet, and main findings have been provided below:
- The total population in the UK is estimated to be 66.41 million.
- According to the recent National Travel Survey (NTS) by the UK Department for Transport, about 7% of trips were completed using public transport in 2018. Alternatively, about 61% of trips were completed using cars, and 27% of trips were completed by walking.
- The NTS survey also revealed that about 80% of all trips under 1 mile were completed by walking while 70% of trips less than 5 miles and 80% of trips greater than 5 miles were traveled by cars in the UK.
- It is found that people completed 9 trips on private transport for each trip on public transport in the UK.
- According to the 2019 Transport Statistics report, about 986 trips were taken by an average British citizen in 2018. It comprised 891 trips with private transport and 95 trips with public transport.
- According to Statista, about 14.67 million people used online ridesharing services in the UK.
- The population that does not travel includes children (1-19 years) at 15.58 million (23.46%) and elderly (65+ years) at 12.16 million (18.31%).
- The total population estimated for Germany was 83.01 million.
- According to Statista, about 28% of the German population used public transport for commuting in 2019.
- In 2019, about 6% of the population commuted by ride sharing modes of transportation, comprising car sharing at 2%, taxis at 2%, bike sharing at 1%, and local ride sharing at 1%.
- According to a recent survey by Inrix Research, about 59% of commuters in Germany traveled distances of greater than 3 miles. Alternatively, the number of commuters traveling 0-1 mile was 15%, 1-2 miles was 34%, and 2-3 miles was 9%.
- Germans that do not travel include children (1-17 years) at 13.59 million (16.37%) and elderly (65+ years) at 17.88 million (21.54%).
- The total population for China is expected to reach 1.439 billion in 2020.
- In China, about 59.5% used cars, 16.1% used rail, 14.5% used buses, and 9.8% used air for traveling. Alternatively, about 126.23 billion passengers commuted using public transport in 2018.
- According to recent data published by Statista and Research and Market, about 207.4 million people used ride sharing apps in China in 2017. Moreover, the total population that would be using ridesharing services would reach 15% in 2020.
- It is found that commuting ride sharing accounted for 45.6% of all ridesharing trips in China, followed by dynamic ride sharing at 32.3%, and fixed long distance ride sharing services at 22.1%.
- The population that does not commute in China includes children (0-15 years) at 17.8% and the elderly (65+ years) at 12.6%.
After scouring through official websites, research studies, database sites, and media publications, we could not find the recent details for personal vehicle commuting based on distance in China. The lack of information could most likely be attributed to the language barrier in finding the information for China. Some notable sites for our search included gov.cn, D1EV, ResearchGate, China Daily, SCMP, NewsGD, Li Qiao, and NBS China.
We also did not include screenshots of Statista's graphs as most of these were locked even when viewed incognito. However, all attached Statista sources included a summary of relevant data in their preview pages. We made sure to add the screenshot of the referenced charts in the attached document.