The consultancy PSE studies the Portuguese mobility, continuously. This study is a panel that implies an APP installed on the mobile phones of the participating sample. So, we monitor the actual displacement of the population, at each hour of the day. This study is carried out 24 hours a day, since 2019. The data are obtained rigorously, via GPS and with the consent of the monitored sample, which is representative of the universe under study. Technical note at the end of this text.
Analysing the average value only of WEEKENDS, we conclude that this last weekend (counting Saturday and Sunday) had the lowest value since the state of emergency was decreed. The value of 63.9% of the Portuguese in confinement, is even lower than the value verified in the weekend before the declaration of the state of emergency, as we can see in this graph:
Seeing the evolution “Confinement at Home” level continuously, day after day, we conclude that this last Sunday saw a decrease of -17.7% compared to the previous Sunday. The tendency is for an evident relaxation, albeit slight, of the Portuguese, in relation to the confinement recommendation.
The value of the last Monday, April 20, we see that the value is also the lowest value of every Monday since the state of emergency was communicated. This Monday we had 58% of the Portuguese in confinement at home.
In addition to “Confinement at Home” we can also analyse the different levels of mobility. We present the following graph, where we indicate those who had “Low Mobility” (up to 10km per day), in “Medium Mobility” (from 10 to 20km / day) and also with “High Mobility” (more than 20km / day). Comparing Easter Sunday with the last Sunday, if at Easter only 7% of the Portuguese had a mobility of medium or long courses, this last Sunday that value rose to 19%.
NOTE: Already in commercialization since November 2019, the data are being applied, above all, in the measurement of audience in outdoor advertising, to assist city councils in spatial planning and in the management of mobility and transport, and also in behavioural studies of mobility and shopper.
TECHNICAL NOTE: This study is the PSE panel, with continuous data collection through location monitoring and means of travel via mobile application of a panel of representative individuals from the Universe over 15 years old, residing in the regions of Greater Porto, Grande Lisbon, North Coast, Central Coast and Faro District. This study implies an APP installed on the mobile phones of the participating sample. So, we monitor the actual displacement of the population, at each hour of the day. This study is carried out 24 hours a day. The data are obtained rigorously, via GPS and with the consent of the monitored sample. For a universe of 6,996,113 individuals residing in the studied regions, the margin of error attributable to the study is 1.62% for a 95% confidence interval.