The bar chart compares the percentage of car trips made by male and female drivers for eight diﬀerent purposes in 2005.
It can be seen that commuting to work was the most common reason for car travel for both males and females. Meanwhile, visiting town, recreation, going to the bank, running errands, and visiting friends were the reasons for car travel that saw the biggest diﬀerence between the percentages of men and women doing these activities.
In 2005, 52% of men travelled to work by car, which was about 13% higher than that of women for the same purpose. By contrast, slightly more women than men went on car trips for shopping, with 16% and 10%, respectively. Similarly, the percentages of men and women driving to courses were fairly similar, at 8% and 12% respectively.
The percentage of each gender was considerably diﬀerent with regards to other purposes. The percentage of men who made car trips to visit town, at 9%, and for recreation, at 11%, were nearly three times more than that of women for each purpose. While cars were used by around 8% to 10% of women for going to the bank, running errands, and visiting friends, approximately 4% of men used a car for the same purpose.