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Statistical Bulletin Transport Series:Trn / 2005 / 3: Travel by Scottish residents: some National Travel Survey results for 2002/2003 and earlier years

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Table A: Basic travel statistics

Scottish residents

Numbers / percentages

1975/76

1985/86

1989/91

1992/94

1995/97

1998/2000

2002/2003

Yearly averages:

Annual averages

Number of trips (per head)

883

972

1,112

1,040

1,028

1,058

991

Miles travelled (per head)

4,187

4,652

6,333

5,823

6,719

7,210

6,667

Miles travelled by car only (per head)

2,791

3,069

4,443

4,295

4,885

5,348

4,928

Average length of trip (miles)

4.7

4.8

5.7

5.6

6.5

6.8

6.7

Hours travelled (per head)

289

313

372

344

350

359

346

Average time per trip (minutes)

19.6

19.3

20.1

19.8

20.4

20.4

21.0

Average speed (miles per hour)

14.5

14.9

17.0

16.9

19.2

20.1

19.3

Vehicles per household

0.52

0.67

0.77

0.77

0.84

0.96

0.95

Cars per household

..

*

0.64

0.75

0.75

0.82

0.89

0.93

Cars per adult

..

*

0.32

0.40

0.42

0.45

0.49

0.52

Individuals per household

2.5

2.6

2.4

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.2

Annual mileage per 4-wheeled car (driver's estimate)**

..

10,195

10,366

10,005

9,778

9,862

9,296

Percentages

Percentages of:

Men (17+) with full car driving licence

66.3

67.6

72.8

77.3

76.6

78.3

76.1

Women (17+) with full car driving licence

24.5

33.8

45.7

45.7

51.4

57.9

57.5

Households with bus service at least every 15 minutes

..

*

32.3

36.8

44.0

35.8

33.7

40.5

4-wheeled cars that are company cars

..

8.0

8.3

7.8

6.0

6.9

4.9

* Not available on the same basis as later years
** The figures for 1989/91 to 1998/200 (inclusive) have been revised from those published previously