Sunderland traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Sunderland 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 83 81 81 81 81 81 80 80 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78
Pedal Cycles 941 844 813 885 800 766 1,045 715 805 888 926 979 981 975 898 1,002 976
Motorcycles 2,715 2,746 3,075 3,293 3,218 3,083 3,303 3,141 2,945 2,892 2,874 2,828 2,540 2,684 2,794 2,757 2,622
Cars 438,591 446,174 463,041 466,289 478,705 480,443 500,630 495,075 488,736 485,692 475,557 469,595 468,451 469,983 481,602 493,265 504,313
Buses & Coaches 8,869 8,730 8,271 8,041 6,840 6,714 6,779 6,085 5,550 5,266 5,584 5,414 5,631 5,762 5,639 6,044 5,887
Light Goods Vehicles 55,272 56,980 60,967 64,930 68,943 71,501 77,174 82,275 81,628 77,020 76,442 76,100 75,291 77,093 82,942 85,710 89,138
All HGVs 29,518 27,573 27,981 28,848 29,388 27,652 27,893 27,694 27,845 24,247 24,483 24,715 23,809 23,914 24,390 25,414 25,322
All Motor Vehicles 534,965 542,203 563,334 571,401 587,094 589,393 615,780 614,270 606,705 595,117 584,940 578,651 575,721 579,437 597,368 613,190 627,281

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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