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Road Accidents Scotland 2004

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Table 1

Population, vehicles licensed, road lengths, traffic on all roads and on M & A roads, injury accidents, vehicles involved and casualties: Years: 1953 to 2004

Year

Population

Vehicles licensed (1)

Road lengths

Traffic on all roads

Traffic on M & A roads

Injury accidents

Vehicles involved

Casualties

Million

Million

Thousand km

million vehicle km

million vehicle km

Number

Number

Number

1953

5.100

..

..

..

..

..

18,343

1954

5.104

..

..

..

..

..

18,901

1955

5.111

..

44.1

..

..

..

..

20,899

1956

5.120

..

44.4

..

..

..

..

21,459

1957

5.125

..

44.6

..

..

..

..

21,417

1958

5.141

..

44.8

..

..

..

..

22,830

1959

5.163

..

45.0

..

..

..

..

25,011

1960

5.178

..

45.2

..

..

..

..

26,315

1961

5.184

..

45.4

..

..

..

..

27,362

1962

5.198

0.775

45.6

..

..

..

..

26,703

1963

5.205

0.836

45.8

..

..

..

..

27,728

1964

5.209

0.900

45.9

..

..

..

..

30,527

1965

5.210

0.951

46.2

..

..

..

..

31,827

1966

5.201

0.991

46.4

..

..

23,225

..

32,280

1967

5.198

1.035

46.4

..

..

22,838

..

31,760

1968

5.200

1.065

46.4

..

..

22,120

..

30,649

1969

5.208

1.106

47.0

..

..

21,863

31,885

31,056

1970

5.214

1.124

47.2

..

..

22,133

33,430

31,240

1971

5.236

1.135

47.5

..

..

22,332

32,165

31,194

1972

5.231

1.181

47.9

..

..

22,703

32,832

31,762

1973

5.234

1.252

48.0

..

..

22,580

32,951

31,404

1974

5.241

1.274

48.3

..

..

20,581

30,073

28,783

1975

5.232

1.304

48.3

..

..

20,652

30,613

28,621

1976

5.233

1.314

48.9

..

..

21,751

32,547

29,933

1977

5.226

..

48.9

..

..

21,678

32,893

29,783

1978

5.212

1.308

48.9

..

..

22,107

33,965

30,506

1979

5.204

1.353

49.3

..

..

23,064

35,512

31,387

1980

5.193

1.398

49.4

..

..

21,788

33,626

29,286

1981

5.180

1.397

50.0

..

..

21,485

33,311

28,766

1982

5.165

1.416

50.2

..

..

20,850

32,192

28,273

1983

5.148

1.448

50.4

..

..

19,434

29,918

25,224

1984

5.139

1.489

50.6

..

..

19,974

31,236

26,158

1985

5.128

1.514

50.7

..

17,219

20,644

32,446

27,287

1986

5.112

1.546

50.8

..

17,647

19,819

30,983

26,117

1987

5.099

1.575

51.2

..

18,767

18,657

29,454

24,748

1988

5.077

1.657

51.3

..

20,098

19,097

30,465

25,425

1989

5.078

1.729

51.6

..

21,404

20,605

33,221

27,532

1990

5.081

1.788

51.7

..

21,786

20,171

32,423

27,228

1991

5.083

1.830

51.9

..

21,947

19,004

30,897

25,346

1992

5.086

1.884


52.0

..

22,575


18,008

29,306

24,173

1993

5.092

1.874

52.1

35,175

22,666

16,685

27,356

22,414

1994

5.102

1.900

52.3

36,000

23,300

16,768

27,694

22,573

1995

5.104

1.910

52.8

36,736

23,987

16,534

27,232

22,194

1996

5.092

1.966

53.1

37,777

24,839

16,073

26,676

21,716

1997

5.083

2.023

53.1

38,582

25,452

16,646

28,207

22,629

1998

5.077

2.073

53.3

39,169

25,885

16,519

27,781

22,467

1999

5.072

2.131

53.5

39,770

26,185

15,416

25,835

21,003

2000

5.063

2.188

53.9

39,572

25,948

15,125

25,547

20,511

2001

5.064

2.262

54.1

40,065

26,342

14,726

24,876

19,913

2002

5.055

2.330

54.6

41,535

27,262

14,334

24,138

19,267

2003

5.057

2.383

54.5

42,038

27,682

13,902

23,433

18,732

2004

5.078

2.448

54.5

42,691

28,209

13,855

23,282

18,405

1994-98 average

5.092

1.974

52.9

37,653

24,693

16,508

27,518

22,316

2000-2004 average

5.064

2.322

54.3

41,180

27,089

14,388

24,255

19,366

Per cent changes:

2004 on 2003

0.4

2.7

0.1

1.6

1.9

-0.3

-0.6

-1.7

2004 on 1994-98 ave

-0.3

24.0

3.1

13.4

14.2

-16.1

-15.4

-17.5

1. Figures from 1993 onwards are on a different basis from those for previous years, due to a change in the source of the data.