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Summary: Transport and Travel

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Age
  • Over three quarters of those under 60 had travelled the previous day when interviewed for the Scottish Household Survey. 51% of those aged 80 and over had travelled the previous day. This compares with 65% for those aged 70-79 and 76% for those aged 60-69.

Driving License Ownership by Age 2016

Source: Transport and Travel in Scotland 2016 (Table TD1. Last updated: September 2017)

 

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Age and Transport and Travel Page

Age Page

Disability
  • Adults with a disability or long-term illness are 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: Scottish Household Survey 2012 (Published: 2013)

 
  • 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)

 

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Disability and Transport and Travel Page

Disability Page 

Ethnicity
  • Indian, Pakistani and Chinese households were most likely to have access to a car.  African households were least likely to.  At the time of the 2011 census, three quarters of households in Scotland had access to a car or van. The proportion was over 80% for Pakistani and White: Other British households and lowest (47%) for African households.

Source: Analysis of Equality Results from the 2011 Census: Part 2 (Published: March 2015)

 
  • Ethnic minority groups are less likely to hold a driving license. According to the 2012 Scottish Household Survey , adults from minority ethnic groups are markedly less likely to hold a driving license. 51.9% compared to 67.2% for White ethnic groups. This is based on a sample size of 266 for minority ethnic groups so will be subject to a degree of sampling error.

Source: Scottish Household Survey 2012 (Published: 2013)

 

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Ethnicity and Transport and Travel Page

Ethnicity Page

Gender
  • Men are more likely to drive to work than women.  62% of men drive to work compared to 61% of women.
  • Women are more likely to travel by bus to work than men.  12% of women travel to work by bus compared to 9% of men.
  • Men are more likely to cycle to work than women. 4% of men cycle to work compare to 1% of women.
  • Women are more likely to walk to work than men.  15% of women walk to work compared to 10% of men.

Source: Transport and Travel in Scotland 2016 (Table 7. Last updated: September 2017)

 
  • Male drivers are more likely to be involved in an injury accident than females.  (3.0 men per thousand population were involved in injury accidents in 2008-12 compared with 1.9 per thousand women).

Source: Transport and Travel in Scotland 2016 (Table 18b. Last updated: September 2017)

 

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Gender and Transport and Travel Page 

Gender Page

Religion
  • Around a quarter (23%) of people aged 16 and over in households had no access to a car or van, two fifths (40%) had access to one car or van and the remaining third (36%) had access to two or more cars or vans.
  • Sikhs had the highest car access with the majority (52%) having access to two or more cars or vans. Hindus had the lowest car access, with over two fifths (42%) living in households with no access to a car or van.
  • People who recorded as 'Church of Scotland' had more access to cars or vans than those who recorded as 'Roman Catholic' and 'No religion'.

Source: Analysis of Equality Results from the 2011 Census: Part 2 (Published: March 2015)

 

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Religion and Transport and Travel page

Religion Page

Sexual Orientation

Transport Scotland and Scottish Government currently do not have information on the transport and travel experiences of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Scotland.

Transgender

Transport Scotland and Scottish Government currently do not have information on the transport and travel experiences of transgender people in Scotland.

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’

Where available, equality breakdowns of progress against these National Indicators can be found under the 'What more do we know about the National indicator?' heading.

Increase the proportion of journeys to work made by public or active transport, Data Tables (including Age, Gender and Disability)

Reduce deaths on Scotland's roads, Data Tables (including Age, Gender and Urban/Rural)

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2016 (October 2017) This publication presents detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury road accidents in Scotland that were reported by the police. Statistics are broken down by age and gender

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

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

External Links

External Links

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External Publications and Outputs

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

External Research Organisations

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

Statistics in more details

Contacts

Transport and Travel

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

0131 244 7256

 

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