Oldham traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Oldham 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 67 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72
Pedal Cycles 1,108 1,180 1,063 1,089 874 744 996 709 905 938 962 1,047 943 946 914 869 889
Motorcycles 1,694 2,172 2,256 2,576 2,091 2,133 1,973 1,883 1,970 2,159 1,861 1,792 1,676 1,792 1,786 1,795 1,854
Cars 238,663 322,222 334,240 330,349 346,333 343,951 338,690 338,883 339,126 351,975 342,759 334,625 335,172 336,319 348,436 354,618 356,483
Buses & Coaches 4,808 5,576 5,377 5,011 4,495 4,791 4,942 4,389 4,158 4,091 4,537 4,203 4,211 4,315 4,266 4,352 3,696
Light Goods Vehicles 33,224 46,656 49,664 51,386 54,561 53,074 56,087 59,562 56,005 55,278 56,867 58,900 59,691 61,400 66,691 70,047 70,467
All HGVs 13,182 21,521 22,092 22,290 24,540 23,395 23,054 21,260 24,544 22,044 22,561 20,474 17,844 17,618 18,330 18,884 18,780
All Motor Vehicles 291,572 398,147 413,630 411,612 432,021 427,343 424,748 425,977 425,803 435,547 428,585 419,994 418,594 421,444 439,509 449,695 451,281

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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