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Bus and Coach Statistics: 2005-06

DescriptionShows the trends in vehicle-kilometres, passenger journeys and receipts; describes the availability of services and people's use of and views on them, particularly the use of buses for commuting.
ISBN9780 7559 65205
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2007
Website Publication DateMarch 19, 2007

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A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication

ISBN 978 0 7559 6520 5

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Contents

1. Main Points
2. Background
3. Bus and coach service statistics
4. Scottish Household Survey results
5. Data from other sources
6. Notes and Definitions
7. The DfT survey of Public Service Vehicle Operators
8. The Scottish Household Survey
9. Further information about the statistics in this bulletin
10. Errors in the previous edition
Scottish Executive Transport Statistics publications and enquiries
Scottish Executive Statistician Group

List of tables

1. Distance Travelled (vehicle kilometres)
Table 1.1 Vehicle kilometres by type of service
Table 1.2 Local Bus Services : Vehicle kilometres per head of population, and on commercial and on subsidised services

2. Passenger journeys (boardings)
Table 2.1 Local bus services : Passenger journeys (boardings) by area
Table 2.2 Local bus services : Passenger journeys (boardings) per head of population

3. Fares
Table 3.1 Local bus services : fare indices
Table 3.2 Passenger transport price indices for Great Britain

4. Passenger Receipts
Table 4.1 Passenger Receipts in Scotland by type of service
Table 4.2 Local bus services: Passenger receipts by area

5. Local Bus Services: Government Support
Table 5.1 Local bus services: Government support for Great Britain
Table 5.2 Local bus services: Public transport support by area
Table 5.3 Local bus services: Concessionary fare reimbursement by area
Table 5.4 Bus Service Operators Grant by area

6. Local Bus Services: Operating Costs
Table 6.1 Local bus services: Operating costs per vehicle kilometre by area
Table 6.2 Local bus services: Operating costs per passenger journey by area

7. Vehicle Stock
Table 7.1 Vehicle stock by type of vehicle
Table 7.2 Vehicle stock (Scotland) with a super low floor design, powered lift or ramp, or kneeling mechanism by type of vehicle

8. Staff Employed
Table 8.1 Staff employed1: by type of employment

9. Local Bus Services: areas within Scotland
Table 9.1 Local bus services: ESTIMATED(*) vehicle kilometres by region
Table 9.2 Local bus services: ESTIMATED(*) passenger journeys (boardings) by region
Table 9.3 Local bus services: ESTIMATED(*) vehicle kilometres by Regional Transport Partnership area
Table 9.4 Local bus services: ESTIMATED(*) passenger journeys (boardings) by Regional Transport Partnership area

10. Local Bus Services: Longer term trends

Table 10.1 Local Bus Services
Table 11 Households - walking time to the nearest bus stop, and frequency of service: 2005
Table 12 Households - walking time to the nearest bus stop, or nearest place one can get a bus, and the frequency of bus service there
Table 13 Adults (16+) - views on public transport: is it convenient? and, as an aspect of the neighbourhood, is it good or poor? : 2005
Table 14 Adults - views on public transport: is it convenient? and, as an aspect of the neighbourhood, is it good or poor?
Table 15 Adults (16+) - use of local bus services in the previous month: 2005
Table 16 Adults (16+) - views on local bus services of those who used them in the past month: 2005
Table 17 Employed adults (16+) who do not work from home - usual means of travel to work Car / van commuters - could they use public transport? : 2005
Table 18 Employed1 adults (16+) who do not work from home - usual means of travel to work car / van commuters2 - could they use public transport?
Table 19 Reasons for using the bus to travel to work: 2005
Table 20 Employed1 adults (16+) not working from home, who usually travel to work by car/van - could they use public transport, and reasons why they do not or cannot: April 2003 to December 2005
Table 21 Car/van commuters who said they could use public transport - most common reasons for not doing so1: April 2003 to December 2005
Table 22 Car/van commuters who said they could not use public transport - most common reasons why they cannot1,2: April 2003 to December 2005
Table 23 Reasons for not using buses more often: April 2003 to December 2005 Adults (16+) who said that they had used their local bus service at most "about once a week" in the past month - or not at all
Table 24 Main reason for not using buses more often: April 2003 to December 20051 Adults (16+) who said that they had used their local bus service at most "about once a week" in the past month - or not at all, and who gave only one reason or provided a main reason
Table 25 Reasons for not using buses more often1: April 2003 to December 2005 Adults (16+) who said that they had used their local bus service at most "about once a week" in the past month - or not at all
Table 26 Adults (16+) - frequency of travelling by bus in the evening ("say between 7p.m. and 10 p.m.") and how safe from crime they felt, or would feel, travelling by bus in the evening: 2005
Table 27 Adults (16+) - use of local bus services in the previous month, and how safe from crime they would feel travelling by bus in the evening ("say between 7p.m. and 10 p.m.")
Table 28 Adult (16+) bus passengers1- at various times of the week: 1999 to 2005
Table 29 Adults (16+) - percentage of their journeys which were made by bus: 2005
Table 30 Adults (16+) who hold a concessionary travel pass which allows free travel on off-peak bus services April 2003 to December 2005
Table 31 Adults (60+) - possession of concessionary fare pass 1, and use in the past month: 2005
Table 32 National Concessionary Fare Cards issued for Scotland-wide free bus travel for older and disabled people As at 31st January 2007

Table A Households - walking time to the nearest bus stop *
Table B Households - frequency of bus service
Table C Households - walking time to the nearest bus stop, and frequency of service there
Table D Adults (16+) - views on public transport : is it convenient? And, as an aspect of the neighbourhood, is it good or poor?
Table E Employed1 adults (16+) who do not work from home - usual means of travel to work; Car / van commuters2 - could they use public transport?
Table F Adults (16+) - use of local bus services, frequency of travelling by bus in the evening ("say between 7p.m. and 10 p.m.")and how safe from crime they felt, or would feel, travelling by bus in the evening
Table G Adults (16+) - percentage of their journeys which were made by bus (main mode)
Table H Adult (16+) bus passengers