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For those of secondary school age, cycling has declined from 19% to 3% of journeys to school. Use of public transport has declined moderately from 9% to 7%, walking up slightly from 26% to 28%, and being driven to school has risen most from 20% to 30%. Now 5% of secondary school children drive themselves to school.


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Further Related Statistics:

HD014 Mode share of journeys to school by region, aged 13-17

Core dashboard information


Mode share of journeys to school on weekday mornings 6am-9:30am, aged 13 to 17 (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