Data Dictionary: ACS 2012 (1-Year Estimates)
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Table: C08101. Means Of Transportation To Work By Age [42]
Universe: Universe: Workers 16 years and over
Table Details
C08101. Means Of Transportation To Work By Age
Universe: Universe: Workers 16 years and over
Variable Label
C08101001
C08101002
C08101003
C08101004
C08101005
C08101006
C08101007
C08101008
C08101009
C08101010
C08101011
C08101012
C08101013
C08101014
C08101015
C08101016
C08101017
C08101018
C08101019
C08101020
C08101021
C08101022
C08101023
C08101024
C08101025
C08101026
C08101027
C08101028
C08101029
C08101030
C08101031
C08101032
C08101033
C08101034
C08101035
C08101036
C08101037
C08101038
C08101039
C08101040
C08101041
C08101042
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).