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Does transportation take much of our time?

December 4th, 2020

Transportation is a part of most people’s everyday, but how much time do we actually spend on transportation? It is different how much time we spend as we have different distances to work, school or else. Further, it is different how we transport ourselves. At Userneeds, we found it interesting to ask our panel members in the Nordics and Ireland the question: “How much time a day do you spend on transportation?”

Most people have some kind of transportation in their everyday life – to and from work, school, the grocery store, picking up children from institutions or else. Some people spend more time than others on transportation, some people find the transportation time long and others see it as a moment to relax. Further, it is different how we transport ourselves from destination to destination – some use car, some bus, train, bicycle or else. At Userneeds, we found it interesting to ask our panel members in the Nordics and Ireland the question: “How much time a day do you spend on transportation?”

The result from our quick poll showed that of those panel members who answers, they have transportation time, most panel members spend maximum 1 hour on transportation. In Denmark and Sweden most panel members spend a small amount of time on transportation as 48 percent in Denmark and 47 percent in Sweden answer that they spend less than 30 minutes on transportation. In the other countries this percentage is 43 percent (Norway), 36 percent (Ireland) and 31 percent (Finland). At the same time between 32 percent (Denmark) and 40 percent (Ireland) spend between 30 minutes and 1 hour on transportation a day. This also means that between 70 percent (Finland) and 81 percent (Norway and Sweden) spend maximum 1 hour on transportation. In Ireland, the percentage is 76 percent and in Denmark it is 80 percent. Thus, the majority of all panel members spend no more than a maximum of 1 hour on transportation.

Further, the percentage of those panel members who spend between 1 hour and 1.5 hours is between 10 percent (Norway) and 15 percent (Finland) of the panel members. Thereby, there are more Finnish panel members who spend longer time on transportation compared with the other panel countries. 9 percent of the Finnish panel member spend between 1.5 hours and 2 hours on transportation. In the remaining countries the percentage is only between 4 percent (Norway and Sweden) and 6 percent (Denmark and Ireland).

The fact that Finland spend more time on transportation compared with the other countries also shows in the percentage of those panel members who have answered that they spend more than 2 hours on transportation. 6 percent of the Finnish panel members have more than 2 hours of transportation a day, and in the other countries, the percentage is 4 percent.

To summarize the quick poll, it turned out that of those panel members who have transportation time in the everyday, Denmark and Sweden are the panel countries where most panel members have less than 30 minutes of transportation. Further, the quick poll indicated that Finnish panel members are more likely to have more hours of transportation compared with the other countries. In general, most panel members in all countries have a maximum time of transportation on 1 hour.

We hope you found the result from the quick poll interesting. Find all current quick polls at U+.