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Travel Survey for Northern Ireland Headline Report 2011-2013

Creator:

Department for Regional Development

Subject Keywords: Information on journeys taken by Northern Ireland residents by mode of travel and purpose of journey.
Topic: Obesity
Obesity
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

The publication is produced by the Central Statistics and Research Branch (CSRB) of the Department for Regional Development and contains information on journeys taken by Northern Ireland residents by mode of travel and purpose of journey. The publication is available on the CSRB website hereexternal link

Key points

The key points for 2011-2013 are:

  • Over the time period 2011-2013, each person in Northern Ireland travelled on average 5,932 miles per year (approximately 16 miles travelled per person per day), similar to 2010-2012 (5,873 miles).
  • On average, there were 901 journeys made per person per year over the period 2011-2013 (more than two journeys per person per day). There was no real difference when compared to 2010-2012 (900 journeys per person per year).
  • The average journey length for the period 2011-2013 was 6.6 miles, similar to the journey length for 2010-2012 (6.5 miles).
  • On average, 649 car journeys were taken per person per year in 2011-2013. This equates to 72% of all journeys made, similar to 2008-2010 (71% of all journeys made).
  • There were 152 walking journeys per person per year in 2011-2013. This represents 17% of all journeys made, the same as 2008-2010.
  • During 2011-2013, the longest journey length was for train journeys, averaging 20.6 miles. In contrast, the shortest journeys were walks which were 1.0 mile on average.
  • In 2011-2013, 23% of journeys were made for leisure purposes (visiting friends at private home/elsewhere, entertainment/social activities, sports, holiday/day trip), 19% for shopping, 15% for commuting and 13% for personal business (for services such as bank, doctor or library). This is in line with results from previous years in the report (back to 2008-2010).
  • In terms of miles travelled, 31% of the distance travelled was for leisure purposes (see definition above), 21% for commuting, 13% for shopping and 11% for personal business. These results are similar to recent years (back to 2008-2010).
  • In 2011-2013, the most commonly used main method of travel to or from school for the 4-11 age group was the car (60%), followed by walking or cycling (27%) and then the bus (13%).
  • In 2011-2013, the most commonly used main method of travel to or from school for the 12-18 age group was the bus (52%), followed by the car (32%), and then walking or cycling (15%).

Date:

10/07/2014

Rights: © Crown copyright 2014
Suggested citation:

Department for Regional Development. (2014) Travel Survey for Northern Ireland Headline Report 2011-2013 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/785450 [Accessed: 18th October 2019].

  

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