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Distance travelled in single occupancy vehicles in main urban areas on weekdays has increased by 4% since 2003/07 with Tauranga (up 27%) and Hamilton (up 14%) recording the highest growth levels.



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Core dashboard information


Distance travelled in single occupancy vehicles by main urban centre on weekdays (kilometeres per year)

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey-based
Primary source

New Zealand Household Travel Survey (Ministry of Transport)

Custodian of data Ministry of Transport


Frequency From 2003, updated annually with four year moving average. Periods run from July to June so 2003-2007 means July 2003 - June 2007.
Disaggregation Regional
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