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Adult active travel


Adult active travel

Current Status

In 2016, 69% of adults walked for transport on one day at least in the past week.

Indicator Measure

Proportion of adults who have made a walking journey for transport reasons (rather than recreational) of at least a quarter of a mile on at least one day in the past week.


Only journeys over a quarter of a mile are included.

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How is Scotland doing?

Levels of walking for transport have increased since 2011 from 63% to 69%.


The underlying data is available from this page.


Scottish Household Survey

What more do we know about this Indicator?

Walking for transport declines with age. In 2016, 77% of those aged 16-19 walked at least once in the past week for transport compared to 65% of those aged 60-69.

There is little difference in walking for transport by gender (69% men versus 68% women), or income (69% of those earning up to £10,000 p.a. versus 71% of those earning over £40,000 p.a.).

Patterns of walking for transport by area deprivation show the biggest differences with 69% of those in the most deprived areas walking to work at least once a week versus 73% of those in the least deprived areas.