Manchester traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Manchester 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 149 148 148 148 149 152 152 152 153 153 153 153 153 153 153 153 153
Pedal Cycles 4,426 4,457 4,273 4,653 3,983 3,363 4,770 3,903 5,215 5,700 5,880 6,672 6,318 6,456 6,863 6,413 6,454
Motorcycles 5,748 5,591 5,638 6,057 4,996 4,849 4,751 4,574 4,316 4,473 4,326 4,150 4,227 4,328 4,455 4,390 4,299
Cars 797,488 802,715 813,798 824,556 844,695 812,369 816,091 820,584 826,404 807,391 785,231 795,714 789,110 785,588 794,844 798,834 801,930
Buses & Coaches 16,866 17,128 16,290 15,072 14,129 14,473 14,464 14,128 14,253 14,621 15,940 15,014 14,927 14,713 14,341 14,757 14,088
Light Goods Vehicles 92,799 93,755 94,781 96,948 102,605 95,351 98,827 103,741 101,572 99,441 94,576 104,090 105,165 107,295 115,593 118,969 122,549
All HGVs 41,763 42,375 41,831 42,041 44,300 42,270 40,843 40,874 41,076 41,040 40,991 36,755 33,313 33,146 34,173 35,258 34,784
All Motor Vehicles 954,665 961,565 972,338 984,676 1,010,726 969,312 974,976 983,901 987,622 966,966 941,064 955,722 946,742 945,071 963,406 972,207 977,651

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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