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Scottish Transport Statistics No 29: 2010 Edition

Has figures on (e.g.) road vehicles, traffic, accidents, bus and rail passengers, road and rail freight, air and water transport, finance, personal travel and international comparisons.


Table SGB1 Comparisons of Scotland and Great Britain (or the UK) - numbers

Numbers

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Vehicles Licensed (all vehicles)

thousand

Scotland

2,131

2,188

2,262

2,330

2,383

2,448

2,531

2,587

2,648

2,688

2,707

GB

28,368

28,898

29,747

30,557

31,207

32,259

32,897

33,369

33,957

34,206

34,258

Households with a Car 1 (National Travel Survey)

percent

Scotland

..

..

..

68

..

68

..

69

..

72

..

GB

..

..

..

73

..

75

..

75

..

75

..

Public Road Lengths (all roads)

thousand kilometres

Scotland 2

53.5

53.9

54.1

54.6

54.5

54.5

54.8

54.9

55.1

55.2

55.4

GB3

389.5

390.2

391.0

391.6

392.3 |

387.7

388.0

398.4

398.9

394.5

394.4

Road Traffic

billion vehicle kilometres

Mororway

Scotland

5.16

5.41

5.57

5.73

5.86

6.09

6.15

6.43

6.58

6.68

6.65

GB

87.8

88.4

90.8

92.6

93.0

96.6

97.0

99.4

100.6

100.1

99.5

A roads

Scotland

21.0

20.5

20.8

21.5

21.8

22.1

21.9

22.5

22.4

22.1

22.3

GB4

212.6

211.7

215.1

218.6

221.0

224.1

223.1

226.1

224.9

222.8

222.4

All roads (incl. B, C, unclassified)

Scotland

39.8

39.6

40.1

41.5

42.0

42.7

42.7

44.1

44.7

44.5

44.2

GB4

467.0

467.1

474.4

486.5

490.4

498.6

499.4

507.5

513.0

508.9

504.0

Reported Road Accident Casualties: Killed or Seriously Injured

thousand

Scotland 2

4.08

3.89

3.76

3.53

3.29

3.07

2.95

2.95

2.67

2.84

2.49

GB

42.5

41.6

40.6

39.4

37.2

34.4

32.2

31.8

30.7

28.6

26.1

Local bus passenger journeys 3,5

million

Scotland

455

458

466

471

478 |

461

468

482

498

493

467

GB

4,376

4,420

4,455

4,550

4,681 |

4,587

4,664

4,890

5,137

5,244

5,188

Rail passenger journeys 5,6

million

Scotland

64.9

64.8

64.6

61.4

66.1

72.9

78.1

79.5

87.7

84.5

..

GB

748

755

759

775

791

808

827

984

1,018

1,082

..

Air terminal passengers

Scotland

15.9

16.8

18.1

19.8

21.1

22.6

23.8

24.4

25.1

24.3

22.5

UK

168.4

179.9

181.2

188.8

200.0

215.7

228.2

235.2

240.7

235.4

218.1

Freight Lifted

million tonnes

Road 7

Scotland

156

159

151

154

153

173

166

174

182

164

139

GB

1,567

1,593

1,581

1,627

1,643 |

1,744

1,746

1,813

1,869

1,734

1,422

Rail 5,7

Scotland

8.24

8.25

9.57

9.12

8.32

11.25

14.32

12.96

11.35

10.36

..

GB

92

95

94

87

89 |

100

105

108

102

103

..

Coastwise traffic

Scotland

35.3 |

24.7

20.6

19.2

19.5

20.5

25.5

20.6

22.8

23.3

19.8

UK

73.0 |

63.1

58.5

59.5

58.5

59.8

65.1

56.7

57.6

58.1

54.6

Pipelines 8

Scotland

28.0

28.1

28.1

28.0

27.7

27.6

27.6

27.8

27.5

27.6

27.6

GB

64.8

63.6

63.0

58.4

54.9

56.1

55.4

54.5

53.1

53.3

53.3

Travel to Work (Autumn: Labour Force Survey)

percent

Car (or van, minibus, works van)

Scotland

69

67

69

70

70

69

68

69

69

69

70

GB

70

70

70

71

71

71

71

70

69

70

70

Public transport (bus, rail, underground)

Scotland

15

16

16

15

15

15

16

17

16

16

14

GB

14

14

15

14

14

14

14

15

16

15

15

1 Figures are are for combined years e.g. 2008 covers 2008/09.
2 Provisional.
3 DfT revised its methodlogy from 2004, causing a break in the series.
4 The GB figures relate to motor vehicle traffic only, and therefore exclude a small amount of pedal cycle traffic.
5 Financial years

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