TravelTime Uses its ArcGIS Add-In to Analyse How Easily Londoners Can Assess Unemployment Services Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

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London, UK, Monday, 26 October 2020 — TravelTime, a provider of a location-based API and GIS travel time analytics plugins, has recently published a report analysing the accessibility of unemployment services in London.

The analysis, which was conducted using TravelTime’s add-in for ArcGIS Pro, examines how easy it is for Londoners to access Jobcentre Plus locations — essential locations to help job seekers find jobs or claim unemployment allowance — via public transport. It also looks at how coverage for these essential locations could be improved.

Some of the findings include:

  • 7% of Londoners don't live within 30 minutes’ public transport access of a Jobcentre Plus location.
  • 8 out of 10 of the worst access areas in London have higher unemployment than the national average.
  • Adding 3 more Jobcentre Plus locations in London could service 40% of the population that currently can't reach these facilities.

 “Location analysis based on travel time plays a crucial role in helping to understand and improve access to local services, particularly during these uncertain times,” says Chris Hutchinson, Head of Analytics at TravelTime. “Our location analytics solutions enable users to not only analyse large volumes of location data, but also to get more meaningful insights from this data.”

TravelTime’s travel time analytics plugins have been used to conduct similar location-based analyses, including research into drive time access to hospitals in the US (New York Times) and how much of the UK population can access Covid-19 test centres during the pandemic (The Telegraph).

Read the full analysis here or download a free trial of the TravelTime add-in for ArcGIS Pro to start creating your own analysis.

About TravelTime

 TravelTime provides a location-based API and analytics plugins that let users search location data using minutes rather than miles. Many businesses use miles radius to power apps or make decisions based on location, but this assumes that people can travel as the crow flies.

TravelTime calculates all possible A to B routes around an origin to make a catchment area that is specific for the user's travel preferences. It powers travel time searching on Rightmove, Zoopla, TotalJobs, Jobsite & other web searches. Learn more at  https://www.traveltime.com/.

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