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Over three-quarters of journeys to work are driving or driving and walking. This was slightly lower (67%) in the late 1990s and 1980s, but by the late 1990s was up to 75%.


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Further Related Statistics:

HD008 Mode share of journeys to work by region (%)

HD009 Mode share of journeys to work by main urban centre (%)

Core dashboard information


Mode of travel to work, full-time workers aged 16+, travel from home to work, 6am-9:30am

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