Our figure of the month 07/2017: Still on your way or already working?


Commuting to the workplace is part of everyday life in society for more and more working people. According to the BBSR, the proportion of employees commuting across municipal boundaries increased in Germany from 53% in 2000 to 60% in 2015. Thus, more than half of the employees working in Munich live in another region; which are a total of almost 360000 commuters. But where do Munich's commuters live and what distance do they regularly cover? The evaluation of the directional commuter flows gives an impression of the spatial extent of Munich's commuting area.


Generally, in 2016, there was only one county (from 401) in which no Munich-workers lived. For example, approximately 5500 Munich-commuting Berliners are registered, which are almost ten times as many as from neighboring Austria as a whole. If one only focusses on the federal area and commuting across county borders you might connect the commuters with the simple airlining distance between the regions. The evaluation covered by the map extent shows that the average commuting distance to Munich is about 45 km. Only the area under 200 km distance was considered.

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