Durham traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Durham 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 121 121 121 121 121 127 127 123 122 124 124 124 128 128 128 128 128
Pedal Cycles 1,449 1,374 1,279 1,202 1,121 1,033 1,133 953 1,176 1,333 1,494 1,581 1,736 1,767 1,727 1,811 2,058
Motorcycles 7,564 7,757 8,989 9,575 9,115 8,491 8,509 8,436 9,132 9,206 8,152 8,507 7,598 7,238 7,277 7,584 7,534
Cars 1,146,706 1,172,762 1,200,987 1,222,039 1,256,423 1,263,395 1,298,279 1,330,293 1,314,238 1,318,368 1,298,787 1,304,518 1,327,042 1,319,494 1,334,592 1,360,463 1,365,650
Buses & Coaches 13,232 13,100 14,525 14,725 13,186 11,919 11,343 10,750 11,250 11,508 12,069 11,736 11,451 10,965 11,005 11,151 11,004
Light Goods Vehicles 166,625 170,898 176,838 182,624 197,221 203,321 212,141 233,668 232,907 234,320 232,458 239,078 235,667 243,782 254,938 270,213 266,402
All HGVs 129,667 129,002 128,588 130,063 131,789 125,990 129,625 130,138 128,642 114,077 114,709 115,848 115,146 115,452 115,677 119,441 117,729
All Motor Vehicles 1,463,795 1,493,518 1,529,926 1,559,024 1,607,733 1,613,116 1,659,897 1,713,285 1,696,169 1,687,479 1,666,175 1,679,686 1,696,903 1,696,934 1,723,489 1,768,853 1,768,318

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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