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Aberdeenshire traffic profile for 2000 to 2017

Download all street-level traffic data for Aberdeenshire from 2000 to 2017. 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 2017

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Count points 128 128 128 128 128 128 128 128 128 128 128 127 127 127 125 125 125 125
Pedal Cycles 1,034 975 953 737 696 657 673 607 665 735 747 671 645 693 576 567 577 631
Motorcycles 5,953 6,343 7,277 8,602 7,221 6,848 6,813 8,085 7,858 8,114 7,268 7,497 7,267 7,433 8,065 7,864 8,014 7,967
Cars 704,943 724,297 774,632 799,023 783,484 779,332 789,503 758,091 748,609 761,257 745,415 741,214 755,047 760,197 777,472 782,895 804,467 863,392
Buses & Coaches 8,180 8,737 9,450 10,452 8,706 9,084 9,632 9,883 9,326 9,901 10,607 10,379 11,163 11,336 11,618 12,135 12,095 12,292
Light Goods Vehicles 106,537 104,599 110,941 115,129 114,584 115,676 120,678 127,940 126,608 127,499 129,984 134,884 138,290 140,463 148,872 157,556 170,785 189,864
All HGVs 74,797 71,978 76,128 77,702 80,349 80,522 83,379 84,701 79,688 76,093 76,475 74,963 77,017 76,899 80,550 83,242 86,264 92,608
All Motor Vehicles 900,409 915,954 978,429 1,010,908 994,344 991,463 1,010,005 988,701 972,089 982,864 969,749 968,936 988,777 996,331 1,026,577 1,043,692 1,081,625 1,166,123

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2017

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