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Statistics in more details

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

 

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

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

 Blue Badge and Concessionary Travel
  • 5.6 per cent of the adult population had a blue badge (figures as at 2011 - this data was no longer collected from 2012).

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

 

  • There were 149,668 concessionary fare passes issued to disabled people at October 2015.
  • There were 14,140 concessionary fare passes issued to visually impaired people at October 2015.

Source: Scottish Transport Statistics, 2015 (Table 2.13)

Accessibility 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) - data no longer collected from 2012

 

  •  The percentage of buses that were accessible or have a low floor had increased from 33% in 2004/05 to 94% in 2014/15.

Source: Scottish Transport Statistics, 2015 , (Table 2.1b)

 

  • 47% of taxis were wheelchair accessible and 2.5% of Private Hire Cars were wheelchair accessible.

 Source: Scottish Transport Statistics, 2015, (Table 1.4)

 

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

Data

Data

Tables from Transport Scotland statistical publications can be found on the statistics pages of the Transport Scotland website

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

External Links

External Links

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Transport Scotland statistics pages

Department for Transport statistics pages

Department for Transport Social research and evaluation publications

CrashMap - Interactive tool allowing users to view where crashes have occurred in the UK.

Contacts

Contacts

Transport and Travel

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

0131 244 7256