Statistics at DfT

Department for Transport publishes official statistics relating to the transport system in Great Britain.


Feedback Survey

The Department for Transport is looking to gather your views on the current format and content of our cross-modal transport statistic outputs, in response to increased interest in more timely indicators of transport activity. You can provide your views by filling in this survey.

We continue to welcome any general feedback on our statistical outputs, which you can email to transport statistics.

Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode for each day since 1 March 2020, updated weekly at 9.30am on Wednesdays.

Statistics on transport use by mode

Developing faster indicators of transport activity

To monitor transport activity on a timelier basis for topical issues relating to transport, DfT has developed updates on the following:

Indicator Frequency of update Timing of update Date first published
Road haulier coronavirus testing in Great Britain Weekly No longer published 11 March 2021
Large goods vehicle vocational testing in Great Britain Monthly Every second Wednesday 10 November 2021
Electric vehicle public charging devices available in the UK Monthly Every second Wednesday 7 December 2021

In special circumstances, the timing of updates might change for some indicators. Where applicable, the date of the next update will be added to the “Timing of update” field.

Some of the issues will be short term in nature, and the relevant updates will cease once the issue is no longer either in operation or of relevance.

Latest transport statistics

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Statistical collections

Forthcoming publications

This schedule gives the planned publication dates of all of the department’s annual, quarterly and compendium statistical releases for the coming year.

For reasons of brevity, we have omitted the monthly release of statistics on UK international sea passengers, SPAS0107, usually released on the second Wednesday of each calendar month.

Following the recent change to online data collection for the Road Freight surveys, further work is needed to fully understand the methodological change, therefore the Road freight statistics: October 2020 to September 2021 publication for 14 April 2022 has been postponed. The next publication will be Road freight statistics: 2021 in late summer.

We are adapting our statistics publications in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please see the background information for further details on these changes.

Publication date Release title
8 June 2022 Port freight quarterly statistics: January to March 2022 Maritime and shipping
16 June 2022 Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain: 2021 Vehicle speed compliance
22 June 2022 Search and rescue helicopter annual statistics: year ending March 2022 Search and rescue helicopter
28 June 2022 Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2022 Buses
June 2022 Travel time measures for the Strategic Road Network and local ‘A’ roads: April 2021 to March 2022 Road congestion and reliability
July 2022 Port freight annual statistics: 2021 Maritime and shipping
July 2022 Electric vehicle charging device statistics: July 2022 Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
July 2022 Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2022 Light rail and tram
July 2022 Sea passenger statistics, all routes: 2021 Maritime and shipping
July 2022 Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: April 2021 to March 2022 Driving tests and instructors
July 2022 Vehicle licensing statistics: January to March 2022 Vehicles
July 2022 Road traffic estimates in Great Britain: 2021 Road traffic
July 2022 Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: April 2021 to March 2022 Road traffic
July 2022 Reported road casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2020 Road accidents and safety
Aug 2022 Renewable fuel statistics 2021: Fifth provisional report Renewable fuel
Aug 2022 Renewable fuel statistics 2022: First provisional report Renewable fuel
Aug 2022 Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: July 2021 to June 2022 Road freight: domestic and international
Aug 2022 Taxi and private hire vehicle statistics, England: 2022 Taxi and private hire vehicles
Aug 2022 Electric vehicle charging device grant scheme statistics: July 2022 Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Aug 2022 Transport: disability and accessibility statistics, England: 2021 to 2022 Transport: disability and accessibility
Aug 2022 Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain: April to June 2022 Vehicle speed compliance
Aug 2022 National Travel Survey: 2021 National Travel Survey
Aug 2022 Walking and cycling statistics, England: 2021 Walking and Cycling
Sep 2022 Rail passenger numbers and crowding on weekdays in major cities in England and Wales: 2021 Rail
Sep 2022 Road freight statistics: 2021 Road freight: domestic and international
Sep 2022 Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: April to June 2022 Driving tests and instructors
Sep 2022 Port freight quarterly statistics: April to June 2022 Maritime and shipping
Sep 2022 Vehicle licensing statistics: April to June 2022 Vehicles
Sep 2022 Quarterly bus statistics: April to June 2022 Buses
Sep 2022 Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: July 2021 to June 2022 Road traffic
Sep 2022 Travel time measures for the Strategic Road Network and local ‘A’ roads: July 2021 to June 2022 Road congestion and reliability
Sep 2022 Reported road casualties Great Britain, annual report: 2021 Road accidents and safety
Sep 2022 Road conditions in England to March 2022 Road network size and condition
Oct 2022 Annual bus statistics: year ending March 2022 Buses
Oct 2022 Concessionary travel statistics: year ending, March 2022 Buses
Oct 2022 Road freight statistics: April 2021 to March 2022 Road freight: domestic and international
Nov 2022 Renewable fuel statistics 2021: Final report Renewable fuel
Nov 2022 Renewable fuel statistics 2022: Second provisional report Renewable fuel
Nov 2022 Electric vehicle charging device grant scheme statistics: October 2022 Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Nov 2022 Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: October 2021 to September 2022 Road freight: domestic and international
Nov 2022 Reported road casualties in Great Britain, provisional estimates: year ending June 2022 Road accidents and safety
Dec 2022 Transport Statistics Great Britain: 2022 Transport Statistics Great Britain
Dec 2022 Quarterly bus statistics: July to September 2022 Buses
Dec 2022 Vehicle licensing statistics: July to September 2022 Vehicles
Dec 2022 Port freight quarterly statistics: July to September 2022 Maritime and shipping
Dec 2022 Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: July to September 2022 Driving tests and instructors
Jan 2023 Road freight statistics: July 2021 to June 2022 Road freight: domestic and international
Jan 2023 Electric vehicle charging device statistics: January 2023 Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Feb 2023 Electric vehicle charging device grant scheme statistics: January 2023 Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Feb 2023 Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: 2022 Road freight: domestic and international
Feb 2023 Travel time measures for the Strategic Road Network and local ‘A’ roads: January to December 2022 Road congestion and reliability
Feb 2023 Renewable fuel statistics 2022: Third provisional report Renewable fuel
Mar 2023 Quarterly bus statistics: October to December 2022 Buses
Mar 2023 Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: October to December 2022 Driving tests and instructors
Mar 2023 Shipping fleet statistics: 2022 Maritime and shipping
Mar 2023 Port freight quarterly statistics: October to December 2022 Maritime and shipping
Mar 2023 Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: 2022 Road freight: domestic and international
Apr 2023 Road freight statistics: October 2021 to September 2022 Road freight: domestic and international
Apr 2023 Electric vehicle charging device statistics: April 2023 Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
May 2023 Renewable fuel statistics 2022: Fourth provisional report Renewable fuel
May 2023 Electric vehicle charging device grant scheme statistics: April 2023 Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
May 2023 Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: April 2021 to March 2022 [Road freight: domestic and international] (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-freight-domestic-and-international-statistics)
May 2023 Vehicle licensing statistics: 2022 Vehicles
May 2023 Road traffic estimates in Great Britain: 2022 Road traffic

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