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Travel BehaviourSummary: Disability and Transport and Travel

Travel
  • There was relatively little difference in the modes of transport by which people with and without a disability or long-term illness commuted to work. The most popular mode was by car or van.

Source: High Level Summary of Equality Statistics 2006 (Published: 2006)

 

Driving
  • 50% of adults aged 17 years and over who reported a disability or long-term illness, and who possessed a full driving license, drove every day. This is compared to two thirds of those without a disability or long-term illness.
  • 14% of adults with a disability or long-term illness possessed a driving license but never drove.

Source: High Level Summary of Equality Statistics 2006 (Published: 2006)

 

Bus
  • Adults with a disability or long-term illness were more likely to use a local bus service than those with no disability or long-term illness. In 2012, 43.3% of adults with a disability or long-term illness had used a bus service in the previous month compared to 39.5% of adults without a disability or long-term illness.

Source: High Level Summary of Equality Statistics 2006 (Published: 2006)

 

 Blue Badge and Concessionary Travel
  • 5.6 per cent of the adult population had a blue badge in 2011

Source: Transport and Travel in Scotland, 2011 (Table 6. Published: 2012)

Note: This data was no longer collected from 2012

 
  • There were 41,348 concessionary fare passes issued to disabled people at October 2016. A further 111,486 disabled and companion cards were issued.
  • There were 3,921 concessionary fare passes issued to visually impaired people at October 2016. A further 9,745 visually impaired and companion cards were issued.
  • Around a third of bus journeys were undertaken by concessionary pass holders.

Source: Scottish Transport Statistics 2016 (Tables 2.12, 2.13 and 2.2a. Last updated: February 2017)

 

Accessibility they find walking for at least 10 minutes difficult to manage on their own.
  • 7.7 per cent of the adult population have a long-standing illness, health problem or disability that means they find walking for at least 10 minutes difficult to manage on their own.
  • 1.6 per cent of the adult population have a long-standing illness, health problem or disability that meant they find using a car difficult to manage on their own.
  • 4.7 per cent of the adult population had a long-standing illness, health problem or disability that meant they find using a bus difficult to manage on their own.
  • 3.6 per cent of the adult population had a long-standing illness, health problem or disability that meant they find using a train difficult to manage on their own.

Source: Transport and Travel in Scotland, 2011 (Table 6. Published: 2012)

Note: This data was no longer collected from 2012

 

  •  The percentage of buses that are accessible or have a low floor has increased from 33% in 2004/05 to 96% in 2015/16.
  • 47% of taxis were wheelchair accessible and 2% of Private Hire Cars were wheelchair accessible in 2016.

Source: Transport and Travel in Scotland 2016 (Tables 2.1b & 1.4. Last updated: September 2017)

 

Useful Links

Disability Page

Transport and Travel Page

National Performance Framework

National Performance Framework

Fifty National Indicators enable progress towards the achievement of the National Outcomes and ultimately the delivery of the Purpose to be tracked.

Indicators are chosen to show how the Scottish Government are progressing on the range of Outcomes. Equality breakdowns illustrate how protected groups are progressing towards achievement of the National Outcomes, particularly ‘we have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society’.

National Indicator number 48: Increase the proportion of journeys to work made by public or active transport, data table

- progress against this National Indicator, broken down by Disability, can be found under the 'What more do we know about the National indicator?' heading.

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Transport and Travel in Scotland 2016 (September 2017) This bulletin provides the results of the Transport and travel related questions asked in the Scottish Household Survey, including information from the travel diary, and uses data from a range of other sources to provide some context around transport and travel in Scotland. Statistics are broken down by age and gender

Scottish Transport Statistics 2016 (February 2017) This publication presents a comprehensive statistical picture of transport activity and covers a wide range of topics. Statistics are available for age and gender

National Transport Strategy: User Consultation (October 2006) As part of the National Transport Strategy consultation process research was undertaken to understand the views of transport users within "hard to reach" audiences. The main highlights are presented in the research findings.

High Level Summary of Equality Statistics 2006 (2006) The High Level Summary of Equality Statistics is a compendium which presents statistical trends on the main areas of Government activity in Scotland across a number of equality dimensions including age, disability, ethnicity, gender and in some cases religion

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Disability Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to disability.

Data

Data

Scottish Government Survey Data

Scottish Household Survey - The Scottish Government website provides further information on accessing Scottish Household Survey data

Scottish Household Survey microdata - Scottish Household Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive

Transport and Travel datasets - Tables from Transport Scotland statistical publications can be found on the statistics pages of the Transport Scotland website

Official Statistics

statistics.gov.scot - Explore, visualise and download over 200 datasets from a range of producers. Start browsing by theme, organisation, or geography. Or access programmatically using our APIs. A range of datasets are available that can be broken down by disability status

 

External Links

External Links

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External Research Organisations

Department for Transport Statistics - Department for Transport publishes official statistics relating to the transport system in Great Britain.

Contacts

Contacts

Transport and Travel

Transport Scotland Transport Statistics: transtat@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk

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