Average commute rises for private renters

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2022

  • Traditionally, those living in private rented homes have tended to live close to their place of work. This is often a lifestyle choice to minimise commute times/cost and to enjoy city living.
  • Across England and Wales, the distance travelled to work has risen by 31% since the pandemic, from 19 miles to 26 miles as hybrid working has become the norm for many.
  • Over the last two years, renters living in the North East have travelled the furthest to work (44 miles), followed by those in the South West (38 miles).
  • Renters living in the capital have the shortest commute at an average of 17 miles. This has increased by 4 miles compared to the pre-pandemic average. Source: Dataloft Rental Market Analytics