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Annual bus statistics 2010/11

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This publication presents a range of statistics on the local bus sector in Great Britain in 2010/11, including passenger journeys, vehicle miles and levels of government support. Most of the data are derived from the Department’s main annual survey of bus and coach operators. We welcome feedback on these statistics via our user feedback form

Important Note: Figures on bus support and revenue were updated in January 2012 to use final out-turn data for 2010/11.

Key points

  • There were 4.6 billion bus passenger journeys in England in 2010/11. This is a 0.1 per cent increase from the 2009/10 level.
  • Journeys in London increased by 1.4 per cent over this period and now account for nearly half (49 per cent) of all bus passenger journeys in England.
  • Seasonally adjusted, passenger journeys in England in 2011 Q2 (April-June) were 0.8 per cent lower than in 2010 Q2.
  • Bus vehicle miles in England increased by 0.1 per cent between 2009/10 and 2010/11, with 23 per cent of mileage outside London on supported services in 2010/11.
  • Bus fares in England were at the same level in real terms in March 2011 as in March 2010. Provisionally, 53.5 per cent of operating revenue for local bus services came from passenger fare receipts in 2010/11 (50.9 per cent in 2009/10).
  • Net public funding support for local bus services in England decreased by 7.3 per cent in real terms between 2009/10 and 2010/11.

Technical information

Information on bus statistics, including the pre-release access list, and related technical documentation can be found here.

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