Highland traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Highland 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 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 206 205 205 205 205
Pedal Cycles 3,892 3,503 3,215 2,683 2,258 2,280 2,329 2,709 3,160 3,431 3,462 3,268 3,158 3,188 2,574 2,801 2,927
Motorcycles 14,204 14,435 17,846 21,419 21,281 19,484 19,212 21,678 22,569 22,288 19,744 18,799 17,051 17,656 19,067 19,044 18,968
Cars 875,467 911,008 957,850 968,450 967,896 961,884 969,084 960,150 952,201 971,073 947,466 945,155 937,368 942,044 943,682 970,846 991,534
Buses & Coaches 14,172 14,912 16,446 16,350 12,855 12,526 13,237 14,936 16,447 17,017 18,615 18,294 19,721 20,733 21,130 21,650 21,552
Light Goods Vehicles 151,191 152,393 150,367 151,856 145,927 155,195 166,356 180,144 182,811 186,140 186,582 195,116 194,567 202,576 213,293 226,703 239,370
All HGVs 70,897 70,289 75,798 77,080 81,772 82,940 86,084 89,164 90,670 92,566 94,112 94,275 93,619 95,157 96,614 99,635 101,603
All Motor Vehicles 1,125,931 1,163,037 1,218,307 1,235,155 1,229,731 1,232,028 1,253,972 1,266,073 1,264,698 1,289,085 1,266,519 1,271,639 1,262,282 1,278,177 1,293,786 1,337,877 1,373,026

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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