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Transport and Travel in Scotland 2010

Summarises a broad range of transport statistics including road vehicles, traffic, casualties, bus and rail passengers, road and rail freight, air and water transport and personal travel as well as providing some comparisons with GB figures. Further breakdowns of Scottish Household Survey transport data including households' access to cars and bikes, frequency of driving, modes of travel to work and school, use and opinions of public transport and access to services are also presented.


Table 1: [Driving licence] People aged 17 or over - those who hold full driving licence*, 1999 - 2010

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
cell percentages
All aged 17+ 63.5 64.0 64.7 64.6 65.8 65.8 65.6 66.4 67.0 67.6 68.0 67.6
Gender
Male 76.9 76.2 75.6 76.7 76.5 75.8 75.7 75.5 75.8 76.0 76.2 75.6
Female 51.5 53.0 55.0 53.8 56.0 56.9 56.4 58.0 59.2 59.9 60.6 60.2
Age
17-19 25.9 25.2 23.3 20.7 27.8 26.0 20.8 30.2 28.1 32.5 24.8 26.6
20-29 66.5 63.3 64.8 61.6 58.1 60.6 59.6 58.5 57.7 56.4 58.4 57.8
30-39 77.6 77.7 76.2 80.6 79.9 78.6 78.7 76.0 78.4 78.5 76.8 76.3
40-49 76.1 77.0 79.0 77.3 80.5 79.2 79.2 79.3 80.0 82.6 80.1 80.8
50-59 70.0 73.3 72.0 72.0 74.0 74.3 74.8 76.1 76.4 77.8 78.1 77.9
60-69 56.2 58.9 60.8 62.0 64.0 65.2 65.4 68.2 69.1 70.1 74.6 72.3
70-79 42.0 40.2 44.7 42.9 44.8 47.5 48.9 50.8 55.2 53.4 54.6 54.2
80+ 21.6 23.8 24.1 23.8 27.0 28.3 26.6 28.7 35.4 30.8 37.4 36.5
Sample size (=100%) 13,660 14,440 14,527 13,936 13,850 14,660 13,970 14,075 12,152 12,267 12,447 12,361

Table 2: [Fuel] Amount spent on fuel in the past month*, 1999-2010

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Amount spent on fuel in the past month: column percentages
up to £19 3.9 3.0 3.4 .. 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.1 .. .. 2.7 2.0
£20-£39 18.9 15.6 17.4 .. 17.8 17.4 15.8 14.6 .. .. 13.8 11.5
£40-£59 24.4 22.7 24.3 .. 24.4 23.6 22.7 21.7 .. .. 20.4 18.3
£60-£99 26.4 26.8 26.2 .. 24.3 24.3 24.6 23.8 .. .. 22.9 20.9
£100-£149 16.0 18.3 16.2 .. 16.8 17.3 17.9 18.6 .. .. 18.9 20.3
£150 and over 10.4 13.6 12.5 .. 12.5 13.5 15.2 18.2 .. .. 21.3 27.0
Median (£s) 60 60 60 .. 60 60 60 70 .. .. 80 80
Average (£s) 75.4 84.2 80.0 .. 78.2 81.1 85 92.1 .. .. 99.6 112.2
Sample Size (=100%) 6,726 7,233 7,073 .. 7,084 9,845 9,685 9,839 .. .. 9,103 9,098

*From 1999 to 2001, the question referred to expenditure on fuel for "motor vehicles" of which around 95% were cars. From April 2003, the question refers to cars only. The question was not asked at all in 2002, 2007 and 2008 or in the first quarter of 2003.

Table 3: [Walking] Frequency of walking in the previous seven days*, 1999 - 2010

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
As a means of transport: column percentages
None 47.6 46.4 44.9 45.1 45.6 45.8 46.0 46.0 48.0 47.5 41.0 38.0
1-2 days 18.7 18.3 19.1 18.3 17.5 16.8 15.3 15.8 17.9 17.2 17.5 18.9
3-5 days 18.2 20.5 21.6 22.1 21.9 21.3 22.0 21.3 19.8 21.7 22.4 24.3
6-7 days 15.4 14.7 14.5 14.6 15.0 16.0 16.7 17.0 14.3 13.6 19.1 18.8
1+ days 52.4 53.6 55.1 54.9 54.4 54.2 54.0 54.0 52.0 52.5 59.0 62.0
Just for pleasure:
None 60.3 58.6 57.1 59.3 56.1 56.1 53.9 53.3 53.1 54.9 51.6 48.7
1-2 days 15.9 16.9 18.2 18.0 17.8 16.4 16.9 16.5 17.6 18.4 19.1 17.7
3-5 days 10.5 11.7 12.1 10.7 12.4 13.3 14.2 13.7 13.7 13.0 13.1 16.5
6-7 days 13.2 12.8 12.6 12.1 13.7 14.2 15.1 16.4 15.5 13.7 16.1 17.2
1+ days 39.7 41.4 42.9 40.7 43.9 43.9 46.1 46.7 46.9 45.1 48.4 51.3
Sample size (=100%) 13,757 14,516 14,643 14,041 13,925 14,713 6,993 7,111 6,121 6,209 6,119 6,136

*Only relates to journeys over a quarter of a mile.

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