User Survey Sample
Overall, the majority of
respondents (60%, n=469) were female and 37% (n=293) were male, with 3%
choosing not to say. As shown in Figure A1, the 35 – 44 age group represented
the largest proportion (17%, n=131).
A1: Age Category of Respondents
Figure A1 below shows the
employment categories of respondents. Of the 783 respondents who answered the
question, 47% (n=365) stated that they were in full time employment with a
further 18% (n=139) in part time employment, 5% (n=42) in higher education and
3% (n=27) in further education. The figure below also shows that the survey
sample included a relatively high proportion of retired individuals (21%, n=162).
A2: Employment Status of Respondents
Figure A2 shows the annual
household income of respondents. Of those who responded to the question (n=728),
15% of respondents (n=110) had household incomes of £60,001 or more per annum
with a relatively high proportion preferring not the answer the question (26%, n=187).
A3: Annual Income of Respondents
Additionally, respondents were
also asked whether they had a disability or long-term illness and whether they
held a National Entitlement Card (NEC). Overall, 8% (n=63) had a disability or
long-term illness and 29% said that they held a NEC which provided them with
free bus travel.