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In general terms, use of public transport increases with:

• an ageing population

• urbanisation and density

• proximity to a public transport stop

• increased fuel costs (for car drivers)

• service quality

• feelings of social cohesion

• lower household vehicle ownership.


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Core dashboard information


Public transport use in the last year and month by age group (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/new-results/
Frequency Periods run from July to June so 2015-2017 means July 2015 - June 2017.


Quality of the data

Survey based. Household Travel Surveys exclude commercial travel, and tend to underestimate total personal vehicle travel. Response rate (households with full responses from all members): 1989/90=75%; 1997/98=75%; Ongoing survey: 65%-70%.

Next Update To be determined