This Western Development Commission (WDC) Policy Briefing seeks to show the extent of rural commuting to urban centres for work and identifies some of the key labour market characteristics of those commuting. It highlights the importance of the rural labour supply to towns and gateways and considers some policy implications such as the importance of commuting in sustaining rural incomes.

As part of its work for the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA), the Western Development Commission (WDC), in collaboration with AIRO, undertook a research project  to show the extent of rural commuting to urban centres for work and identifies some of the key characteristics of those commuters.

View the WDC Briefing paper 'Commuting to Work: Rural dwellers, Urban workers' here