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Key facts

The New Zealand Household Travel Survey is an ongoing survey of household travel conducted for the Ministry of Transport. Between 2015 and 2018, each year people in over 2,000 households throughout New Zealand were invited to participate in the survey, by recording all their travel over a 7-day period. Each person in the household was asked about their travel and other related information.

Note that this travel survey captures travel in the road/footpath environment (and domestic flights and ferries) — off-road activities such as mountain biking and hiking are not included in these estimates. The 2015–2018 data is from 8,267 people in 4,144 households, collected between October 2015 and July 2018. Professional driver trips (including cycling trips such as mail and pamphlet delivery) have been excluded from the analysis.

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Household travel survey

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Overview

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The average trip

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Why we travel

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Public transport use in the past year

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Cycling in the past year

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Health and difficulty using transport

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