A range of statistics on the local bus sector in Great Britain, 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.
Important note: Figures on bus support and revenue were updated in January 2012 to use final out-turn data for 2010 to 2011.
In the year ending March 2011:
- there were 4.6 billion bus passenger journeys in England. This is a 0.1% increase from the 2009 to 2010 level
- journeys in London increased by 1.4% over this period and now account for nearly half (49%) of all bus passenger journeys in England
- seasonally adjusted, passenger journeys in England in April to June 2011 were 0.8% lower than in April to June 2010
- bus vehicle miles in England increased by 0.1%, with of mileage outside London on supported services
- bus fares in England were at the same level in real terms in March 2011 as in March 2010. Provisionally, 53.5% of operating revenue for local bus services came from passenger fare receipts (50.9% in March 2010)
- net public funding support for local bus services in England decreased by 7.3% in real terms between 2009 to 2010 and 2010 to 2011
Information on bus statistics, including the pre-release access list, and related technical documentation are available.