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National Travel Survey

Statistics and data about the National Travel Survey, based on a household survey to monitor trends in personal travel.

Latest National Travel Survey statistics

National Travel Survey (NTS) is a household survey designed to monitor long-term trends in personal travel and to inform the development of policy. It is the primary source of data on personal travel patterns by residents of England within Great Britain.

The survey collects information on how, why, when and where people travel as well as factors affecting travel (e.g. car availability and driving licence holding).

Guidance on current and previous National Travel Survey statistics are available.

  1. National Travel Survey: 2018

National Travel Survey data tables

The survey collects information on how, why, when and where people travel as well as factors affecting travel (e.g. car availability and driving licence holding).

  1. Ad-hoc National Travel Survey analysis
  2. Average number of trips made and distance travelled
  3. Driving licence holding and vehicle availability
  4. Mode of travel
  5. Purpose of travel
  6. When people travel
  7. Cycling, motorcycling, school travel, concessionary travel and road safety
  8. Travel by vehicle availability, income, ethnic group, household type, mobility status and NS-SEC
  9. Accessibility
  10. Vehicle mileage and occupancy
  11. Region and Rural-Urban Classification

About the National Travel Survey data and reports

National Travel Survey data collection consists of a face-to-face interview and a 7 day self-completed written travel diary, allowing travel patterns to be linked with individual characteristics. The survey covers travel by people in all age groups, including children. Approximately 16,000 individuals in 7,000 households in England, participate in the survey each year.

Statistics from the National Travel Survey were assessed during 2010 by the UK Statistics Authority. An assessment report was published in October 2010. The statistics were confirmed as National Statistics in July 2011.

Following a compliance check in September 2018, the National Travel Survey maintained its National Statistics designation.

Published 30 July 2013
Last updated 31 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated for NTS 2018 publication.
  2. New release published.
  3. Request for feedback for NTS questionnaire changes added to the page.
  4. New release published.
  5. New release published and text updated.
  6. New release published.
  7. First published.