Results from surveys carried out by West Yorkshire Combined Authority Research and Intelligence team.

Annual Public Perceptions of Transport Survey

The Combined Authority runs an annual survey to better understand West Yorkshire residents’ perceptions and attitudes towards transport and infrastructure in the region.

Read West Yorkshire Public Perceptions of Transport Survey

Mayors Fares Online Panel Survey 

The Combined Authority commissioned an on-line panel survey to gain some insight into West Yorkshire Residents' use and perceptions of the £2 single and £4.50 fare caps (Mayor’s Fares) that were introduced on 04 September 2022.

The survey was conducted from 12 to 24 October 2023 to represent one year on from the launch and 1,028 responses were received from residents aged 19 to 65.  The age range 19 to 65 was chosen to encompass the target audience for turn-up-and-go Adult fares. 

Read Mayors Fares Panel Survey Results

COVID-19 Transport Recovery Survey

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Research and Intelligence have been running a Transport Recovery Survey since June 2020.

Read West Yorkshire Combined Authority COVID-19 Transport Recovery Survey


Business survey

West Yorkshire Business and Skills has commissioned a business survey to gauge the views of business on a range of issues. The team are in the process of procuring a supplier and beginning field work for the 2023 Survey.

Read Business Survey 2021

Read Business Survey 2022

Read Business Survey 2023


Business Panel Survey

West Yorkshire Combined Authority wanted to understand how businesses were dealing with the increased cost of doing business. We commissioned two panel surveys to compare West Yorkshire with UK-wide results.

Download Dynata Data tables West Yorkshire (xlsx file)

Download Yonder Data tables UK (xlsx file)


Gateway Review Mid-Term Survey (Gainshare and West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund)

The Gainshare Fund forms part of the Devolution Deal. The Investment Fund is a 30 year, £38 million per year fund that began in 2020.  The West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WYTF) forms part of the Growth Deal. The Investment Fund is a 20 year, £1 billion fund that was agreed in 2014 and began in 2015. 
The Combined Authority are conducting an online survey  as part of a wider evaluation to generate evidence for the five yearly Gateway Review process carried out by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (formerly MHCLG). The survey is aimed at stakeholders involved in economic development in West Yorkshire. This is the first wave of the survey; the second wave will be in Spring 2024.

The privacy notice for the Gainshare survey is available via the link below.

There are two surveys aimed at programme beneficiaries.
The privacy notice for the Employment Hub survey is available via the link below.

Consultations will be held with beneficiaries of the of the Employment Hubs Programme, the privacy notice for this can be found via the link below.

The privacy notice for Enterprise West Yorkshire survey is available via the link below.