Comhairle nan Eilean Siar traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar 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 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 30 31 31 27
Pedal Cycles 491 440 343 258 286 373 360 360 367 565 622 592 548 551 440 442 518
Motorcycles 246 246 270 328 382 367 444 419 428 550 553 518 492 535 588 572 666
Cars 55,673 57,061 57,929 61,019 61,542 58,239 66,193 65,080 61,824 61,634 57,841 58,392 62,205 65,534 66,230 67,264 80,027
Buses & Coaches 1,626 1,748 1,976 1,923 1,570 1,331 1,478 1,395 1,622 1,767 2,121 2,115 2,262 2,254 2,283 2,421 2,521
Light Goods Vehicles 14,820 14,820 13,679 14,669 13,921 14,756 18,123 18,584 18,634 19,827 19,911 20,194 18,044 16,325 17,730 18,869 22,448
All HGVs 2,732 2,693 2,653 2,568 2,690 3,256 4,136 4,163 4,304 5,216 6,243 6,316 5,793 5,341 5,628 6,009 6,548
All Motor Vehicles 75,097 76,568 76,507 80,507 80,105 77,949 90,373 89,641 86,813 88,994 86,669 87,535 88,784 89,992 92,459 95,135 112,209

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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