Scotland's Transport: Delivering Improvements: Transport Indicators for Scotland
SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT STATISTICS PUBLICATIONS
Scottish Transport Statistics starts with a Summary, which describes the trends for each mode of transport over the past 10 years, and provides comparisons of some key statistics with the equivalent figures for Great Britain. This is followed by chapters on road transport vehicles, bus and coach travel, road freight, toll bridges, road network, road traffic, injury road accidents, rail services, air transport, water transport, finance and personal and cross-modal travel. Each chapter consists of groups of tables on that topic, together with some comments on points shown in the tables, and some notes on the definitions and sources of the statistics. The final section provides some longer-term historical series.
Latest edition: provides figures up to 2001, in general (in some cases, the latest available figures relate to a different period, such as the calendar year 2000, the financial year 2000-01 or the financial year 2001-02); published in August 2002.
Published Annually Price: 10.00 ISBN 0 7559 0475 3
Household Transport: some Scottish Household Survey results provides information about the transport facilities available to private households, and about some travel by household members. Topics covered include: the availability of cars for private use; estimated household expenditure on fuel for motor vehicles; people's possession of driving licences and their frequency of driving; people's frequency of walking and cycling; people's frequency of travel in the evening and how safe they feel from crime while doing so; travel to work (including reasons for method used and reasons for not using public transport); travel to school (including reasons for mode choice and reasons for not using public transport); adults with limited mobility and adults with Orange or Blue Badges. Earlier editions covered some other topics as well as some (but not all) of these topics.
Latest edition: gives figures for 2001, and a few for 1999 and 2000; published in December 2002.
Published Annually Price: 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 3494 6
Transport across Scotland: some Scottish Household Survey results for parts of Scotland provides information about the transport facilities available to private households, and about some travel by household members, for parts of Scotland. Statistics are provided for each council area, and for each category of an urban/rural classification that was developed for analysing the results of the SHS. The topics covered include: the accessibility and frequency of bus services; people's views on the convenience of public transport; the availability for private use of motor vehicles, cars and company cars; people's possession of driving licences and frequency of driving; people's frequency of walking and cycling; the usual method of travel to work; whether people work from home; whether car commuters could use public transport; where people who drive to work park; and travel to school.
Latest (and only) edition: provides figures for 1999/2000; published in December 2001.
Published Biennially Price: 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 3287 0
Scottish Household Survey Travel Diary results provides information about the journeys made by adults living in private households. The topics covered include the means of transport used by different types of people, car occupancy, the purposes for which people travel, the distances that they go, the times of day at which trips start, the duration of journeys, and the days of the week on which people travel. The information about the person's travel is analysed in conjunction with information from questions about the household as a whole.
Latest (and only) edition: provides figures for 1999/2000; published in February 2002.
Published Biennially Price: 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 2171 2
Travel by Scottish residents: some National Travel Survey results provides information about trends in the average number of journeys and average distance travelled per person per year, and the average length of journey, by the main mode of travel and by the purpose of the journey. It also provides information about travel patterns by age-group, by sex, by socio-economic group, by working status, by household income quintile and by whether or not the household has a car.
Latest edition: provides figures up to the three-year period 1998/2000; published in April 2002.
Published Triennially Price: 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 2198 4
Bus and Coach Statistics provides information about the trends in bus and coach services in Scotland, and some related Scottish Household Survey (SHS) results. The statistics of bus and coach services include: the distances travelled by vehicles and the numbers of bus passenger journeys; fare indices; passenger receipts; public transport support and concessionary fare reimbursement; operating costs; vehicle stock and staffing. The SHS statistics include: the accessibility and frequency of bus services; views on the quality of public transport; travel to work by bus and the possible use of public transport by those who travel to work by car or van; reasons for not using buses more often; and the proportion of adults' journeys which are made by bus. There are estimates of local bus service vehicle kilometres and passenger journeys for the former regions of Scotland, and some of the SHS results are provided for individual council areas.
Latest edition: provides figures up to the 2000-01 financial year (bus and coach services) and the two calendar years 1999 and 2000 combined (SHS results); published in March 2002.
Published Annually Price: 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 2175 5
Road Accidents Scotland starts with a Summary section, which shows the main trends in the numbers of road accidents and casualties in the past 10 years. This is followed by a Commentary which includes descriptions of the longer-term trends in the numbers of road accidents and casualties, more detailed analyses of the numbers of accidents, motorists and casualties, and comparisons of the Scottish figures with those of other countries. The next part provides information on, and the figures which relate to, the casualty reduction targets for 2010. This is followed by groups of tables on accidents, accident costs, vehicles involved, drivers and riders, drivers breath tested, drink-drive accidents and casualties, and casualties. Finally, there are a number of annexes, including a calendar of events affecting road traffic and road safety, notes on the collection of road accident statistics, definitions of various terms, and other information.
Latest edition: provides figures up to 2001; published in December 2002.
Published Annually Price: 10.00 ISBN 0 7559 0639 X
Key Road Accidents Statistics gives the number of accidents, casualties by severity, casualties by type of road, casualties by mode of transport, and child casualties, including trends in recent years and progress towards the casualty reduction targets for the year 2010.
Latest edition: provides figures up to 2001; published in June 2002.
Published Annually Price: 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 3378 8
Copies of these publications may be purchased from:
The Stationery Office Bookshop
71 Lothian Road
EDINBURGH EH3 9AZ
Tel: (0131) 228 4181 FAX: (0131) 622 7017
Cheques (made payable to "The Stationery Office Limited") should be sent with orders.
Transport Statistics publications may be found on the Scottish Executive website: Go to
and click on the link, in the middle of the screen, labelled "Transport, Travel and Tourism". Then, scroll through the list of publications to find the one(s) of interest. You should be able to "copy and paste" numbers from the tables in the Web versions into your own spreadsheets.
Enquiries for more information on Transport Statistics should be addressed to:
Transport Statistics Branch
EDINBURGH EH6 6QQ
Tel: 0131 244 7255
FAX: 0131 244 0888