Wigan traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Wigan 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 95 95 95 95 95 95 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 96 96 94 94
Pedal Cycles 2,050 1,917 1,789 2,246 1,901 1,488 2,031 1,425 1,983 2,181 2,226 2,408 2,176 2,426 2,381 2,240 2,180
Motorcycles 4,312 4,424 4,468 5,258 4,295 4,175 4,534 4,265 4,742 4,662 4,594 4,165 4,176 4,372 4,478 4,029 3,949
Cars 593,325 595,686 615,352 611,061 625,375 638,128 629,961 620,662 624,421 629,553 619,447 617,999 608,471 601,360 604,612 614,893 621,188
Buses & Coaches 8,149 8,265 8,103 7,784 7,101 7,822 8,238 6,866 6,169 6,400 7,420 6,837 6,015 6,163 5,683 5,863 5,322
Light Goods Vehicles 85,598 86,239 92,419 93,775 99,224 101,932 107,326 104,038 105,057 95,514 97,102 107,539 111,847 111,557 118,435 119,219 121,583
All HGVs 62,908 62,432 64,165 59,952 65,830 65,751 66,792 65,386 69,517 65,493 68,296 56,618 57,022 56,213 57,849 58,752 60,116
All Motor Vehicles 754,292 757,046 784,507 777,829 801,825 817,807 816,852 801,216 809,906 801,621 796,859 793,159 787,533 779,667 791,057 802,757 812,158

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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