Average Commute in Kildare and Meath is 1 hour 9 minutes with 1 in 8 taking between 1.5 to 2 hrs to get to Work Daily

Male Commuters Leave Earlier than their Female Counterparts

Kildare and Meath County Councils launched a Commuter Survey recently to get up to date figures on the habits of commuters in both counties that could have a far-reaching and positive effect on the lives of Kildare commuters.

The survey results will provide the most recent snapshot of both counties commuter flows including mode of travel, journey length, commuter satisfaction, attitudes to co-working and more. It will provide the Economic Development Teams in each of the Local Authorities and the State Agencies, insights into the skill and educational levels of commuters that are currently leaving the county.

Of those who have completed the survey so far, the average journey time for commuters in both counties is one hour and 9 minutes. 43% of commuters take between 1 hour and 1 ½ hours to get to work and 1 in 8 (12%) have a commute time of between 1 ½ and 2 hours.

Interestingly, more Meath respondents (64%) are dissatisfied with the costs of travelling to work compared to 56% of Kildare commuters.

It’s not surprising then that in each county nearly 9 out of ten commuters are very interested in working closer to home (87% Meath / 89% Kildare), while 41% in both counties would take a cut in salary in order to work closer to home. Two thirds (65% Kildare / 64% Meath) are interested in changing jobs to work closer to home.

Of all the survey respondent’s so far, it is interesting to note that males tend to leave earlier to commute to work, with 1 in 6 males (16%) leaving before 6am compared to less than 1 in 10 (8%) females who leave before 6. Over half of male commuters (53%) leave before 7am while only 45% of females leave before 7