Google Mobility Report

This datasets show how visits and length of stay at different locations change compared to a baseline. These changes are calculated using the same kind of aggregated and anonymised data used to show popular times for places in Google Maps.

Changes for each day are compared to a baseline value for that day of the week. The baseline is the median value, for the corresponding day of the week, during the 5-week period Jan 3–Feb 6, 2020. Definitions for the place categories can be found below.

Whilst this data cannot be thought of as being representative of the population as whole, as the data only covers those with woriking smartphones and data connection and the workplace data likely only covers those who are regularly employed in the same location, it does offer valuable insight into the behaviour of this segment of the population and their movement and economic activities.


SOURCEGoogle LLC "Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports". Accessed: 9th June 2020

Place categories

Grocery & pharmacy

Mobility trends for places like grocery markets, food warehouses, farmers markets, specialty food shops, drug stores, and pharmacies.

Parks

Mobility trends for places like local parks, national parks, public beaches, marinas, dog parks, plazas, and public gardens.

Transit stations

Mobility trends for places like public transport hubs such as subway, bus, and train stations.

Retail & recreation

Mobility trends for places like restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, theme parks, museums, libraries, and movie theaters.

Residential

Mobility trends for places of residence.

Workplaces

Mobility trends for places of work.