How we travel

This section is part of Suffolk’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA for short). The JSNA is not just one report - it is a rolling programme of documents and is a central resource for health, and the wider determinants of health, in Suffolk.

It aims to answer questions about our local population such as: How do people travel around Suffolk? What are the health impacts of car use? 

Also look at Lifestyle, as this has information on physical activity ("active travel").

The main aim of the JSNA is to accurately assess the health needs of a local population in order to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.  The JSNA underpins the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

It links to different types of intelligence produced by and for Public Health Suffolk and our partners. It includes:

  • health needs assessments (HNAs) a systematic method for reviewing the health issues facing a population, leading to agreed priorities and resource allocation that will improve health and reduce inequalities
  • topic papers (succinct reports)
  • quantitative and qualitative evidence, data sources and tools

It will be updated with new relevant work.  

If you have any suggestions for topic areas for Suffolk, you can contact us!  


This survey helps Suffolk County Council understand the various ways people travel to work. Suffolk County Council’s Local Transport Plan- www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/ is a long-term strategy up to 2031, highlighting the council’s long-term ambitions for the transport network.


The Travel to Work Survey is one of a number of Suffolk County Council’s initiatives to improve transport services by understanding how people travel within the county. Survey data also helps organisations taking part to develop their own travel plans and monitor progress against existing ones.

The annual reports are available below: