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Working day mobility survey (EMEF) of the ATM of the Barcelona area

The Working Day Mobility Survey (EMEF) is an annual statistic published by the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM), Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) and the Association of Municipalities for Mobility and Urban Transport (AMTU). The survey has been carried out by the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona (IERMB) since 2003.

The EMEF has the objective to identify the basic characteristics of mobility on working days (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays) of the population aged 16 and over, resident in the Barcelona Integrated Tariff System.

Mobility surveys are a statistical instrument that allows us to obtain information about how and why the population moves, and at the same time they represent trend analysis tools for mobility planning. Based on the data they provide, mobility patterns can be analysed according to the characteristics of the population and the different territories.

Request EMEF Database: through this link you can request the EMEF Databases. The ATM will make the EMEF databases available to scientific research institutes, researchers, research centres and public law entities dedicated to the design, planning, programming, monitoring and evaluation of public policies. Confidential data will be provided for scientific purposes covered by statistical secrecy, under certain conditions laid down by regulation, on condition that they do not permit direct identification of individuals, respecting data protection legislation and statistical secrecy.

 Article 27 of LAW 5/2016, of December 23 of the Statistical Plan of Catalonia 2017-2020 and amending Law 23/1998 modifies Article 30 of Law 23/1998. It is now reworded as follows:

Article 30

1. The Institute of Statistics of Catalonia and the institutions and bodies of the Catalan Statistical System must promote and facilitate the use of the statistical information available to improve the assessment of public policies of the administrations of Catalonia, and also to monitor and programme future policies to be undertaken.

2. Scientific research institutes, researchers, research centres and public law entities dedicated to the design, planning, programming, monitoring and evaluation of public policies may be allowed access to confidential data for scientific purposes covered by statistical secrecy, under certain conditions established by regulation, provided that they do not allow for direct identification of individuals, respecting data protection legislation and statistical confidentiality.

Edition update dates: every May, the Methodological Aspects and Questionnaire and EMEF Publications of the previous year are published. All other reports are published in autumn.

More information: for more information on the characteristics and methodology of the survey visit the IERMB website.

Last update: 2021

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Daily mobility surveys (EMQ)

The 2006 Daily Mobility Questionnaire of the Department of Territory and Sustainability and the Metropolitan Transport Authority, with 106,091 surveys completed, analyses mobility habits in Catalonia.

Request EMQ Database: through this link you can request the EMQ Databases. The EMEF will be transferred respecting data protection legislation and statistical secrecy.

More information: for more information on the characteristics and methodology of the survey visit the IERMB website.

 Article 27 of LAW 5/2016, of December 23 of the Statistical Plan of Catalonia 2017-2020 and amending Law 23/1998 modifies Article 30 of Law 23/1998. It is now reworded as follows:

Article 30

1. The Institute of Statistics of Catalonia and the institutions and bodies of the Catalan Statistical System must promote and facilitate the use of the statistical information available to improve the assessment of public policies of the administrations of Catalonia, and also to monitor and programme future policies to be undertaken.

2. Scientific research institutes, researchers, research centres and public law entities dedicated to the design, planning, programming, monitoring and evaluation of public policies may be allowed access to confidential data for scientific purposes covered by statistical secrecy, under certain conditions established by regulation, provided that they do not allow for direct identification of individuals, respecting data protection legislation and statistical confidentiality.

Last update: 2006

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Movilia

The Movilia survey is a statistic promoted by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of the Central Government.

The main objective of the Mobility Survey of Resident Persons is to obtain enough information to allow knowledge of the mobility guidelines of the population resident in Spain in family dwellings, its characteristics and its determinants.

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Mobility studies from mobile telephony

In 2019, the INE carried out a first mobility study based on mobile phone data. On the occasion of the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, a second work was started to measure mobility during the state of alarm. The original mobility study has been renamed EM-1 and the mobility study during alarm is called EM-2. Likewise, the INE is immersed in the contracting phase of a third EM-3 study to monitor mobility during the return to normality.

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Mobility monitoring indicators through mobile phone data
Web viewer of the results of the mobility monitoring of the population in Catalonia based on mobile telephony carried out by the Barcelona ATM for the year 2020. In this link you can consult the mobility data for each week, relating to a specific day of the week (Wednesday). The data can be viewed by province, health region, county, municipality and district.
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Statistics of compulsory mobility due to non-university studies

The Statistics on compulsory mobility due to non-university studies offers information on students who move between the place of residence and the place of study based on enrollment data for Catalonia, which refers both to students who reside in this community as well as those who do not. The data are disseminated according to the place of residence, the place of study, sex, age group and educational level.

 

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Last update: 2019

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Mobility survey in the first metropolitan crown (except Barcelona) 2011

Survey of daily mobility carried out by the Diputació de Barcelona and the Área metropolitana de Barcelona, with the aim of knowing the main characteristics of the daily mobility on working days of residents in the first metropolitan crown (except Barcelona) in 2011. The design of the survey is adapted to the annual mobility surveys promoted by the ATM; the sample improves the existing one in the EMQ2006.

In the following link you can download the notebooks of each municipality (Badalona, Castelldefels, Cornellà de Llobregat, El Prat de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Gavà, l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Montcada i Reixac, Montgat, Sant Joan Despí, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Just Desvern, Tiana and Viladecans), and also the mobility notebook in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (except the municipality of Barcelona)

 

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Survey of daily mobility in Terres de l'Ebre

The Taula de Mobilitat de les Terres de l'Ebre, formed by the Department of Territory and Sustainability and the local administrations, for the drafting of the Pla Director de Mobilitat de les Terres de l’Ebre has carried out a mobility survey to the citizens of Terres de l'Ebre to be able to make a precise diagnosis of mobility habits in this territory and to be able to define actions within the framework of the Pla Director de Mobilitat.

The computer-assisted telephone survey was carried out from November 2019 to January 2020, to analyze the daily mobility of residents in Terres de l’Ebre for more than 4 years. A total of 9,541 interviews have been carried out in the 52 municipalities of the area, so that a representative sample of mobility is available in all citizens and also at the municipality level, which will allow detecting the existing deficiencies to specify the policies to promote sustainable mobility in Terres de l'Ebre.

 

Last update: 2019

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Survey of Mobility Habits of the University Community

Since 2001, the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona periodically carries out the Mobility Habits Survey of the University Community (EHMCU) in collaboration between the UAB's Mobility Planning and Management Unit and the Mobility, Transport and Study Group. Territory (GEMOTT) of the Department of Geography. It provides data on the habits and mobility profiles of the university community and of the different groups that comprise it, and has been the basis for designing consensus and action tools in the UAB policy on mobility and accessibility.

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Survey of Sexual Harassment on Public Transport

The Survey of Sexual Harassment on Public Transport (EASTP) is an operation that stems from a collaboration agreement between the ATM, the ICD and the DTES for the prevention of sexual harassment on public transport and has been technically coordinated by the IERMB (Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies).

The survey aims to provide information on situations of sexual harassment in public transport, and has been used for the diagnosis prior to the drafting of the Plan against sexual harassment in public transport.

The ASTP is based on a definition of sexual harassment that is in line with definitions of gender-based violence and includes a range of situations ranging from stares and comments to sexual assault.

The survey, which has been financed by the Ministry of Equality (Secretariat of State for Equality and against Gender Violence), has been carried out for the first time during the year 2020 and allows us to measure and characterize:

  • Opinion about the frequency, seriousness, and environment in which the harassment occurs.
  • Testimony and indirect experience of situations of harassment.
  • Direct victimization by different situations of harassment.
  • The assessment of fear and the prevention measures adopted.
  • Knowledge and assessment of security measures.

Last update: 2020

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Bicycle barometer

Results of the Bicycle Barometer that has been produced periodically since 2006 with the aim of knowing the perception and use that Catalans make of the bicycle

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