Sefton traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Sefton from 2000 to 2016. 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 2016

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Count points 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 74
Pedal Cycles 1,651 1,546 1,391 1,581 1,329 1,257 1,781 1,048 1,603 1,823 1,678 1,776 1,669 1,755 1,732 1,645 1,770
Motorcycles 2,786 2,749 2,821 2,907 2,360 2,401 2,250 2,193 2,211 2,248 1,969 1,906 1,734 1,864 1,902 1,853 1,805
Cars 347,836 350,476 354,605 340,093 353,728 353,604 359,426 352,499 355,169 359,482 348,133 350,661 360,614 360,732 357,656 358,915 362,314
Buses & Coaches 5,502 5,234 5,458 5,387 5,021 5,290 5,234 4,529 4,393 4,316 4,710 4,753 4,914 4,854 4,538 4,684 4,591
Light Goods Vehicles 40,201 40,768 41,760 41,818 45,953 48,026 49,200 51,400 51,646 51,959 51,181 53,887 55,629 57,310 59,046 62,073 63,244
All HGVs 19,966 20,072 19,700 19,053 19,916 19,137 19,178 18,702 18,933 16,911 17,525 17,656 16,699 17,018 17,237 17,268 17,255
All Motor Vehicles 416,291 419,299 424,344 409,258 426,978 428,458 435,289 429,324 432,351 434,915 423,519 428,864 439,587 441,780 440,380 444,794 449,210

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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