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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 H1: Trips per person per year by purpose

Scottish residents

1985/86

1989/91

1992/94

1995/97

1998/2000

2002/2003

Commuting

180

174

162

166

167

159

Business

27

38

31

37

31

28

Education

102

72

69

73

70

77

Escort education

16

29

21

37

25

32

Shopping

189

237

239

222

234

192

Other personal business or other escort

159

205

181

186

188

199

Visting friends at home

123

156

151

137

132

117

Visiting friends elsewhere

35

40

33

36

40

42

Sport / entertainment

62

68

72

61

74

70

Holiday / day trip

17

27

31

23

28

30

Other (including "just walk")

63

66

50

51

68

46

All purposes

972

1,112

1,040

1,028

1,058

991

Sample size (number of people)

2,560

2,480

2,092

2,032

1,926

3,396

Table H2: Average distance travelled per person per year by purpose

Scottish residents

Miles

1985/86

1989/91

1992/94

1995/97

1998/2000

2002/2003

Commuting

980

1,084

1,061

1,299

1,392

1,232

Business

527

691

680

669

689

647

Education

162

163

144

171

215

198

Escort education

23

36

34

72

65

56

Shopping

541

712

746

919

1,052

902

Other personal business or other escort

532

847

791

946

1,024

961

Visting friends at home

765

1,287

940

1,154

1,020

1,019

Visiting friends elsewhere

158

176

174

187

211

220

Sport / entertainment

324

415

403

430

590

500

Holiday / day trip

554

854

809

822

873

887

Other (including "just walk")

85

68

40

49

79

45

All purposes

4,652

6,333

5,823

6,719

7,210

6,667

Table H3: Average length of trip by purpose

Scottish residents

Miles

1985/86

1989/91

1992/94

1995/97

1998/2000

2002/2003

Commuting

5.4

6.2

6.5

7.8

8.3

7.7

Business

19.4

18.0

22.0

18.2

21.9

23.1

Education

1.6

2.3

2.1

2.4

3.1

2.6

Escort education

1.4

1.2

1.6

1.9

2.6

1.8

Shopping

2.9

3.0

3.1

4.1

4.5

4.7

Other personal business or other escort

3.3

4.1

4.4

5.1

5.4

4.8

Visting friends at home

6.2

8.2

6.2

8.4

7.7

8.7

Visiting friends elsewhere

4.6

4.5

5.3

5.2

5.3

5.3

Sport / entertainment

5.2

6.1

5.6

7.1

8.0

7.1

Holiday / day trip

33.5

31.3

26.5

36.1

31.0

30.1

Other (including "just walk")

1.3

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.2

1.0

All purposes

4.8

5.7

5.6

6.5

6.8

6.7