7 Access to services
- Eighty-four per cent of respondents felt that public transport was very or fairly convenient to access in 2012. This figure was considerably higher in urban areas (90%) and lower for those living in rural areas, around 60%.
Access to services
7.1 Eighty-four per cent of respondents felt that public transport was very or fairly convenient to access in 2012. (Figure 18) [Table 33]
Figure 18: Respondents who felt that public transport was very or fairly convenient to access, 2012
7.2 Gender had little effect on how respondents felt about access to services, although those over 60 tended to be less likely to find access very or fairly convenient for each service. [Table 33]
7.3 Respondents with a full driving licence were more likely to say that services were very or fairly convenient to access than those without a driving licence. The exception was that when asked about access to public transport, those without a licence were more likely to find it convenient to access. [Table 33]
7.4 However, urban/rural location had a greater impact on respondents' views regarding the convenience of services than possession of driving licence or household access to car. Those in urban areas consistently found it more convenient to access services than those in rural areas. This was most pronounced for the accessibility of public transport [Table 33]