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Transport and Travel in Scotland 2010

DescriptionSummarises a broad range of transport statistics including road vehicles, traffic, casualties, bus and rail passengers, road and rail freight, air and water transport and personal travel as well as providing some comparisons with GB figures. Further breakdowns of Scottish Household Survey transport data including households' access to cars and bikes, frequency of driving, modes of travel to work and school, use and opinions of public transport and access to services are also presented.
ISBN978 178045 3668
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2011
Website Publication DateAugust 31, 2011

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ISBN 978 1 78045 366 8 (Web publication only)
ISSN 1351 3869
DPPAS 11971

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Contents

1. Main Points

2. Background

3. Motor vehicles, traffic and driving

4. Public transport, ferries and aviation

5. Walking and Cycling

6. Travel to work and school

7. Access to services

8. Freight

9. List of Data Sources

Appendix A. Scottish Household Survey - Background information

Summary Tables
Table S1 Summary of Transport in Scotland
Table S2 Summary of Transport in Scotland - index numbers
Table S3 Summary of Scottish Household Survey results
Table S4 Summary of cross-border transport
Table SGB1 Comparisons of Scotland and Great Britain (or the UK) - numbers
Table SGB2 Comparisons of Scotland and Great Britain (or UK) - index numbers
Table SGB3 Comparisons of Scotland and Great Britain (or UK) - relative to the population
Table H1 Summary of passenger traffic
Table H2a Summary of freight traffic - freight lifted
Table H2b Summary of freight traffic - freight moved
Table H3 Traffic estimates
Table H4 Other vehicle related statistics
Time Series
Table S3 Employed adults place of work
Table S3 Employed adults not working from home - usual method of travel to work - by mode
Table S3 Pupils in full time-time education at school - usual method of travel to school
Table S3 Households with cars and bicycles available for private use
Table 1 People aged 17 or over - those who hold full drivers license
Table S3 People aged 17 or over - frequency of driving
Table 2 Amount spent on fuel in the past month
Table 3 Frequency of walking in previous 7 days
Table S3 Households' bus facilities
Table S3 Frequency of using local bus and train services in past month
Table 4 Possession of a concessionary fare pass
Table 5 Adults with limited mobility
Travel to Work
Table 6 Employed adults not working from home - usual method of travel to work - by gender, age, earnings etc
Table 7 Traffic congestion
Table 8 Journeys carried out on way to/from work
Table 9 How random adult travelled to work a year ago by main mode of travel
Table 10 Car sharing journeys to work
Table 11 Whether workplace has a travel plan
Table 12 Employed adults method of travel to work and whether they could use public transport, 2010
Table 13 Reasons why public transport cannot be used when travelling to work
Travel to School
Table 14 School children in full time education - usual method of travel to school
Table 15 Reasons for transport choice to schoolchildren's full time education establishment
Table 16 Reasons why public transport is not used by school children
Driving, Walking & Access to Cars & Bicycles
Table 17 Households with cars and bicycles available for private use
Table 18 People ages 17 or over that hold a full drivers licence by gender, age, earnings etc
Table 19 People ages 17+ frequency of driving
Table 20 Part driving/parking journeys
Table 21 Mode of transport used in conjunction with driving by where parked
Table 22 Concerns with traffic growth
Table 23 Incidents of road rage directed at respondents in past year
Table 24 Frequency of walking in previous 7 days by gender, age, earnings etc
Table 25 Reasons why do not cycle to work and why do not have a bicycle
Public Transport
Table 26 Households' public transport availability
Table 27 Adults use of local bus and train services in the past month
Table 28 Adults (16+) who have used the bus in the previous month, views on their local bus services
Table 29 Adults (16+) who have used the train in the previous month, views on their local train services
Table 30 Possession of a concessionary fare pass for all adults aged 16+
Table 31 Possession of a concessionary fare pass for all adults aged 60+
Access to Services
Table 32 Access to services that respondents thought were very or fairly convenient
Table 33 How adults normally travel to a doctors surgery
Table 34 How adults normally travel to a hospital outpatients department
Table 35 How adults normally travel to a dentist
Sampling Variability
Table 36 95% confident limits for estimates, based on SHS sub-sample sizes

Charts
Figure 1 Vehicles licensed
Figure 2 New registrations of vehicles
Figure 3 Vehicles licensed per 100 population
Figure 4 Traffic (vehicle kilometres)
Figure 5 Adults (aged 17+) with a full driving licence by gender, 2010
Figure 6 Household car access by year, 1999 - 2010
Figure 7 Household car access by annual net household income, 2010
Figure 8 Where parked last time used part driving/parking, 2007-2010
Figure 9 Mode of transport used to complete part driving/parking journey, 2007-2010
Figure 10 Reported road accident casualties
Figure 11 Possession and use of concessionary fare pass, 2010
Figure 12 Adults who have used a bus or train in the past month, 2010
Figure 13 Passenger numbers: local bus and rail
Figure 14 Passenger numbers per head of population: local bus and rail
Figure 15 Passenger numbers: rail, air and ferry (selected services)
Figure 16 Passenger numbers per head of population: rail and air
Figure 17 Walking as a means of transport or for pleasure by urban/rural, 2010
Figure 18 Travel to work a) 1999 and b) 2010
Figure 19 Main method of travel to work by annual net household income, 2010
Figure 20 Mode of transport to school a) 1999 and b) 2010
Figure 21 Mode of transport to school by school type, 2010
Figure 22 Respondents who felt that public transport was very or fairly convenient, 2010
Figure 23 Respondents who felt that services were very or fairly convenient by urban/rural, 2010
Figure 24 Car use to key medical facilities by age, 2010
Figure 25 Adults with limited mobility, 2010
Figure 26 Freight lifted: road and coastwise shipping
Figure 27 Freight lifted: coastwise shipping, pipelines, inland waterway, rail

Scottish Government Statistician Group