Transport Series Statistical Bulletin Trn/2008/3 Main Transport Trends 2008

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Table SGB1 Comparisons of Scotland and Great Britain (or the UK) - numbers

Numbers

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Vehicles Licensed (all vehicles)

thousand

Scotland

2,023

2,073

2,131

2,188

2,262

2,330

2,383

2,448

2,531

2,587

2,648

GB

26,974

27,538

28,368

28,898

29,747

30,557

31,207

32,259

32,897

33,369

33,957

Households with a Car (National Travel Survey, etc)

percent

Scotland

65

62

66

66

65

66

69

69

69

..

..

GB

70

72

72

72

74

73

73

74

75

..

..

Public Road Lengths (all roads)

Thousand kilometres

Scotland

53.1

53.3

53.5

53.9

54.1

54.6

54.5

54.5

54.8

54.9

55.0

GB4

387.9

388.6

389.5

390.2

391.0

391.6

392.3 |

387.7

388.0

398.4

398.9

Road Traffic

billion vehicle kilometres

Motorway

Scotland

4.85

5.07

5.16

5.41

5.57

5.73

5.86

6.09

6.15

6.44

6.58

GB

82.1

85.7

87.8

88.4

90.8

92.6

93.0

96.6

97.0

99.2

100.6

A roads

Scotland

20.6

20.8

21.0

20.5

20.8

21.5

21.8

22.1

21.9

22.6

22.4

GB1

207.5

210.0

212.6

211.7

215.1

218.6

221.0

224.1

223.1

226.1

224.9

All roads (incl. B, C, unclassified)

Scotland

38.6

39.2

39.8

39.6

40.1

41.5

42.0

42.7

42.7

43.9

44.4

GB1

450.3

458.5

467.0

467.1

474.4

486.5

490.4

498.6

499.4

506.4

513.0

Road Accident Casualties Killed or Seriously Injured

thousand

Scotland

4.42

4.46

4.08

3.89

3.76

3.53

3.29

3.07

2.95

2.94

2.60

GB

46.6

44.3

42.5

41.6

40.6

39.4

37.2

34.4

32.2

31.8

30.7

Local bus passenger journeys 5

million

Scotland

448

424 |

455

458

466

471

478

479

477

482

..

GB

4,430

4,350

4,376

4,420

4,455

4,550

4,681

4,737

4,791

4,972

..

Rail passenger journeys 5

million

Scotland

60.7

62.5

64.9

64.8

64.6

61.4

66.1

72.9

78.1

..

..

GB

846

892 |

931

957

960

976

1,012

1,045

1,082

1,151

1,232

Air terminal passengers 2

million

Scotland

14.4

15.2

15.9

16.8

18.1

19.8

21.1

22.6

23.8

24.4

25.1

UK

146.7

158.9

168.4

179.9

181.2

188.8

200.0

215.7

228.2

235.2

240.7

Freight Lifted

million tonnes

Road

Scotland

157

156

156

159

151

154

153

173

166

172

..

GB

1,643

1,630

1,567

1,593

1,581

1,627

1,643 |

1,744

1,746

1,810

..

Rail 5

Scotland

7.04

7.69

8.24

8.25

9.57

9.12

8.32

11.25

14.31

12.96

..

GB

105

102 |

92

95

94

87

89 |

101 |

108

108

..

Coastwise traffic

Scotland

34.5

39.7

35.3 |

24.7

20.6

19.2

19.5

20.5

25.5

20.1

..

UK

71.1

77.3

73.0 |

63.1

58.5

59.5

58.5

59.8

65.1

56.7

..

Pipelines 7

Scotland

25.7

28.1

28.0

28.1

28.1

28.0

27.7

27.6

27.6

27.8

27.5

GB

61.4

65.0

64.8

63.6

63.0

58.4

54.9

56.1

55.4

54.5

53.1

Travel to Work (Autumn: Labour Force Survey)

percent

Car (or van, minibus, works van)

Scotland

69

70

69

67

69

70

70

69

68

69

69

GB

71

71

70

70

70

71

71

71

71

70

69

Public transport (bus, rail, underground)

Scotland

15

14

15

16

16

15

15

15

16

17

16

GB

13

13

14

14

15

14

14

14

14

15

16

1. The GB figures relate to motor vehicle traffic only, and therefore exclude a small amount of pedal cycle traffic.
2. Data supplied by the Civil Aviation Authority.
3. Provisional.
4. DfT improved its estimates with effect from 2004, causing a break in the series.
5. These figures are for financial years (April to March) which start in the relevant financial year (e.g. "1996" figures are for 1996-97 financial year)