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Northamptonshire traffic profile for 2000 to 2017

Download all street-level traffic data for Northamptonshire from 2000 to 2017. About traffic data.

Traffic figures at the regional and national level are robust, and are reported as National Statistics. However, DfT’s traffic estimates for individual road links and small areas are less robust, as they are not always based on up-to-date counts made at these locations. Where other more up-to-date sources of traffic data are available (e.g. from local highways authorities), this may provide a more accurate estimate of traffic at these locations.

It is the responsibility of the user to decide which data are most appropriate for their purpose, and if DfT road link level traffic estimates are used, to make a note of the limitations in any published material.

DfT’s road link level traffic estimates are calculated using a variety of methods, with some methods likely to produce more accurate estimates than others.

The data tables available to download here contain two columns - Estimation_method and Estimation_method_detailed – showing the method used to estimate traffic for each location and year. Figures having an estimation method of “Counted” are likely to be more accurate than those marked as “Estimated”, and the latter should be used with caution.


Total traffic on major roads, in thousand vehicle miles, from 2000 to 2017

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Count points 236 236 236 236 236 234 238 238 238 238 238 238 238 238 238 240 240 242
Pedal Cycles 4,438 4,419 4,020 4,181 3,629 3,157 4,348 3,253 3,694 4,171 4,171 4,474 3,950 3,904 3,755 3,753 3,879 3,742
Motorcycles 20,784 20,948 21,107 23,515 20,445 20,662 18,313 18,691 18,073 19,141 17,504 16,609 16,215 16,703 16,846 16,855 16,686 16,287
Cars 2,635,053 2,711,844 2,838,560 2,986,482 2,990,609 2,893,838 2,934,426 2,952,656 2,896,284 2,902,395 2,882,289 2,844,905 2,880,663 2,885,018 2,913,295 2,964,948 2,989,098 3,039,278
Buses & Coaches 15,979 15,691 16,657 17,735 17,460 16,912 18,316 14,730 14,651 14,494 15,016 14,024 15,618 15,759 16,060 15,048 14,375 14,218
Light Goods Vehicles 372,289 393,298 408,980 426,810 437,119 443,839 460,753 481,065 461,724 460,965 464,154 448,085 483,540 495,264 513,124 551,833 574,050 605,493
All HGVs 416,625 416,830 421,670 429,667 487,336 466,266 479,508 478,463 454,614 411,630 411,040 401,510 402,251 406,524 418,976 429,083 442,513 467,525
All Motor Vehicles 3,460,730 3,558,611 3,706,974 3,884,208 3,952,968 3,841,516 3,911,315 3,945,606 3,845,347 3,808,625 3,790,002 3,725,134 3,798,279 3,819,272 3,878,302 3,977,768 4,036,722 4,142,801

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2017

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