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More than half of people’s time spent travelling is as a driver in a private car/van (52 percent for 2011–2014). Over a quarter is as a car/van passenger (27 percent), followed by walking (13 percent).

 

 

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Core dashboard information

Definition

Time spent travelling by mode, aged 5 years and over (by minutes per person per day)

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 1989/90 ; 1997/98. From 2003, updated annually with four year moving average. Periods run from July to June so 2003-2007 means July 2003 - June 2007.
Disaggregation National
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): 1989/90=75%; 1997/98=75%; 2003-2014: 65%-70%.
Next Update To be determined