National Statistics

National Travel Survey: 2014

Personal travel statistics for residents of England during 2014.

Documents

National Travel Survey: 2014 report

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National Travel Survey: Change in travel since 1965 factsheet

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National Travel Survey 2014: Infographic

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National Travel Survey: 2014 factsheets

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National Travel Survey 2014: all PDF and data tables

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Index sheet of all statistical tables

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Main sample numbers: 1995 to 2014

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Details

The 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. These statistics cover personal travel within Great Britain during 2014 by residents of England.

We welcome user feedback on the NTS including potential changes via our feedback form.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the first NTS. Alongside this release, we have published a new factsheet showing trends in travel since 1965 and we will be holding a seminar on 23 September 2015.

In 2014, on average, each person:

  • made 921 trips per year
  • travelled nearly 6,500 miles per year
  • spent around an hour a day travelling (361 hours per year)

Trip rates have been falling steadily since the mid-1990s, with the 2014 figure being the lowest recorded:

  • car and walking, which together account for 86% of trips, have decreased while trips by rail and bus in London have increased
  • trips for shopping, commuting and visiting friends have fallen consistently since the mid-1990s

The NTS also shows:

  • women make more trips than men, but men travel 25% further
  • people in the highest household income group travel more than twice as far as those in the lowest group
  • residents of rural areas travel around 50% further than urban residents and 90% further than people living in London

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National Travel Survey statistics

Published 2 September 2015