Data Dictionary: ACS 2012 (1-Year Estimates)
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Table: B08113. Means Of Transportation To Work By Language Spoken At Home And Ability To Speak English [56]
Universe: Universe: Workers 16 years and over
Table Details
B08113. Means Of Transportation To Work By Language Spoken At Home And Ability To Speak English
Universe: Universe: Workers 16 years and over
Variable Label
B08113001
B08113002
B08113003
B08113004
B08113005
B08113006
B08113007
B08113008
B08113009
B08113010
B08113011
B08113012
B08113013
B08113014
B08113015
B08113016
B08113017
B08113018
B08113019
B08113020
B08113021
B08113022
B08113023
B08113024
B08113025
B08113026
B08113027
B08113028
B08113029
B08113030
B08113031
B08113032
B08113033
B08113034
B08113035
B08113036
B08113037
B08113038
B08113039
B08113040
B08113041
B08113042
B08113043
B08113044
B08113045
B08113046
B08113047
B08113048
B08113049
B08113050
B08113051
B08113052
B08113053
B08113054
B08113055
B08113056
Relevant Documentation:
Means of Transportation to Work
The data on means of transportation to work were derived from answers to Question 31 in 2012 American Community Survey, which was asked of people who indicated in 2012 ACS Question 29 that they worked at some time during the reference week. (See "Reference Week.") Means of transportation to work refers to the principal mode of travel or type of conveyance that the worker usually used to get from home to work during the reference week.

People who used different means of transportation on different days of the week were asked to specify the one they used most often, that is, the greatest number of days. People who used more than one means of transportation to get to work each day were asked to report the one used for the longest distance during the work trip. The category, "Car, truck, or van," includes workers using a car (including company cars but excluding taxicabs), a truck of one- ton capacity or less, or a van. The category, "Public transportation," includes workers who used a bus or trolley bus, streetcar or trolley car, subway or elevated, railroad, or ferryboat, even if each mode is not shown separately in the tabulation. "Carro publico" is included in the public transportation category in Puerto Rico. The category, "Other means," includes workers who used a mode of travel that is not identified separately within the data distribution. The category, "Other means," may vary from table to table, depending on the amount of detail shown in a particular distribution.

The means of transportation data for some areas may show workers using modes of public transportation that are not available in those areas (for example, subway or elevated riders in a metropolitan area where there is no subway or elevated service). This result is largely due to people who worked during the reference week at a location that was different from their usual place of work (such as people away from home on business in an area where subway service was available), and people who used more than one means of transportation each day but whose principal means was unavailable where they lived (for example, residents of nonmetropolitan areas who drove to the fringe of a metropolitan area, and took the commuter railroad most of the distance to work).