70,000 people are driving to work in the region.
Driving is the most common way people in the midlands commute to work.
New analysis of the 2022 Census by the CSO shows nearly 70,000 workers in the region drive to their place of employment.
Over 7,000 people in the midlands walk to work, while more than 3 thousand rely on public transport.
Nationally, 63% of commuters drive to work - the most common form of transport in the country.
Laois also ranks among the highest in terms of travel time for workers, with an average time of 32 minutes - both Offaly and Westmeath are also over half an hour.
Tracy Clegg from the CSO says taking the train is the least popular mode of transport: