Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (536)

Paul Murphy

Ceist:

536. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the average household spend on public transport each year. [47189/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Information on household expenditure on public transport can be found in the Household Budget Survey conducted by the Central Statistics Office. The Household Budget Survey is conducted every five years with the primary purpose of providing data for updating the consumer price index. The next round of the survey is due to be conducted in 2020.

According to the 2015 Household Budget Survey, the average weekly household spend on public transport across the state was €6.68. Annualising this spend over 52 weeks implies that the average annual household spend on public transport was just under €350 at €347.36, as set out in the following table.

Table 1: Average household expenditure on public transport, 2015

Weekly (€)

Annual (€)

State

6.68

347.36

Source: CSO (weekly) and annualised estimate (annual)