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Around 80% of travel across all the regions for over 5 year olds is by car. A notable exception is Wellington (71%) where many walk instead of use a car.



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Core dashboard information


Mode share of trip legs by Local Government region, aged 5 years and over (by percentage) for 2010/14

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey-based
Primary source

New Zealand Household Travel Survey (Ministry of Transport)

Custodian of data Ministry of Transport
URL https://www.transport.govt.nz/research/travelsurvey
Frequency Periods run from July to June so 2010-2014 means July 2010 - June 2014.
Disaggregation Regional by road user type
Quality of the data Survey based. The survey is designed to capture household travel only and excludes most commercial and freight travel, so will underestimate total personal vehicle travel. Response rate (households with full responses from all members): 2003-2014: 65%-70%.
Next Update To be determined