According to the 2011 National Household Survey, among the employed population 15 years and older, the median commuting duration was 20.4 minutes for those living in the County of Simcoe and 15.6 minutes for those living in the District of Muskoka. Median commuting time was highest in South Simcoe County – 30.9 minutes in the municipality of Innisfil, and 30.4 minutes in Bradford West Gwillimbury. The municipality of Midland had the shortest median commuting time of 10.5 minutes. Across Ontario, the median commuting duration was 20.8 minutes.
In terms of commuting flow – starting location (place of residence) to destination (place of work), the southern municipalities in Simcoe had the highest percentages of their employed labour forces (15 years and over) commuting outside of their Census Division (Simcoe County) for work purposes: Bradford West-Gwillimbury (68% or 8,045), Innisfil (46% or 5,670) and New Tecumseth (45% or 5,455). Gravenhurst had the highest percentage of employed labour forces (15 years and over) commuting outside of the District of Muskoka Census Division for work purposes (15% or 565).
Among the employed population 15 years and older in Simcoe Muskoka by place of work status, 79% worked at a usual place, 13% had no fixed workplace address, 7% worked at home and less than one percent (0.3%) worked outside of Canada.
Among the modes of transportation used to get to work, motorized vehicles were the most common, with 91% of those 15 years of age and older who were employed in the labour force getting to work by car, truck or van (7% of these were traveling as passengers).
In 2011, 12,080 (5%) Simcoe Muskoka commuters used active transportation (walking or cycling) to get to work. The percentage of commuters who used public transit was 2.7%.