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For the latest data, 55% of journeys by children of primary school age were as car passengers. Walking (once the most popular mode) has declined from 43% to 29%, cycling from 12% to 2%, and public transport use is remained largely unchanged 1989/90 through to 2010/14.


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Further Related Statistics:

HD013 Mode share of journeys to school by region, aged 5-12

Core dashboard information


Mode share of journeys to school on weekday mornings 6am-9:30am, aged 5 to 12 (by percentage)

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