Personal travel statistics for residents of England during 2013 from the National Travel Survey.

Documents

Main sample numbers: 1995 to 2013

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Index sheet of all statistical tables

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National Travel Survey 2013: all PDF and data files

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Detail

The National Travel Survey (NTS) contains the latest results and trends on how and why people travel with breakdowns by age, gender and income. It also contains trends in driving licence holding, school travel and concessionary travel. The personal travel statistics are for travel within Great Britain during 2013 by residents of England.

Main results

In 2013, on average, each person:

  • made 923 trips per year, the lowest trip rate recorded
  • travelled 6,584 miles per year, 6% lower than in 1995
  • spent around an hour a day travelling (364 hours)

The largest downward contributions to the decrease in trips rates have come from two transport modes: walking and car (as a driver or passenger). However, these two transport modes still accounted for 86% of all trips in 2013.

The largest falls by trip purpose were for shopping, visiting friends and commuting trips. In 2013, shopping accounted for 20% of all trips.

81% of men had a full car driving licence in 2013 compared with 68% of women. For people aged between 17 and 20, 31% had a full car driving licence compared with 85% of those aged between 40 and 49.

People in the highest income quintile group travelled nearly over two times further than those in the lowest income quintile group.

Further information including the technical report, standard error estimates for 2009 and the UKSA assessment can be found at the National Travel Survey page.

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