Statistical data set

Why people travel

Data about why people travel, produced by Department for Transport.

Trips, stages, distance and time spent travelling

NTS0403: Average number of trips, miles and time spent travelling by trip purpose: England (ODS, 46.5KB)

NTS0407: Long distance trips within Great Britain by purpose and length: England (ODS, 8.11KB)

NTS0409: Average number of trips by purpose and main mode: England (ODS, 63.8KB)

NTS0410: Average distance travelled by purpose and main mode: England (ODS, 68.8KB)

Employment status

NTS0411: Trips and distance by commuters by employment status: England (ODS, 9.59KB)

NTS0412: Commuter trips by employment status and main mode: England (ODS, 7.54KB)

Travel purpose by start time and day of the week

NTS0502: Trip start time by trip purpose (Monday to Friday only): England (ODS, 79.3KB)

NTS0503: Trip purpose by trip start time (Monday to Friday only): England (ODS, 77.7KB)

NTS0504: Average number of trips (trip rates) by day of the week and purpose: England (ODS, 64.9KB)

NTS0505: Average number of trips (trip rates) by month and purpose: England (ODS, 9.54KB)

Travel purpose by age and gender

NTS0611: Average number of trips (trip rates) by age, gender and purpose: England (ODS, 184KB)

NTS0612: Average distance travelled by age, gender and purpose: England (ODS, 176KB)

NTS0710: Travel by mobility status and trip purpose: England (ODS, 35.3KB)

NTS0901: Annual mileage of cars by ownership and trip purpose: England (ODS, 9.65KB)

NTS9906: Average number of trips (trip rates) by purpose, region and Rural-Urban Classification: England (ODS, 94.5KB)

Travel purpose by region

NTS9907: Average distance travelled by purpose, region and Rural-Urban Classification: England (ODS, 94.2KB)

NTS9912: Average trip length by purpose, region and Rural-Urban Classification: England (ODS, 94.2KB)

NTS9913: Average time spent travelling by purpose, region and Rural-Urban Classification: England (ODS, 91.2KB)

NTS9914: Average trip time by purpose, region and Rural-Urban Classification: England (ODS, 89.8KB)

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National Travel Survey statistics

Published 30 July 2013
Last updated 26 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Tables updated for the year 2017.
  2. Table 0403 to 0406, 0409 and 0410 updated to 2016 data.
  3. Tables updated to the latest data for the year 2015.
  4. Tables updated to the latest data for the year 2014.
  5. Tables NTS0401 to 0410 updated to include data for the year 2013.
  6. NTS04 - Why people travel (trip purpose) 2012 data added. This replaces previous editions of these tables.
  7. First published.