Orkney Islands traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Orkney Islands 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 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32
Pedal Cycles 167 193 222 201 219 229 221 228 245 266 276 211 207 199 159 158 163
Motorcycles 325 325 428 519 520 486 499 528 442 505 430 403 361 366 402 389 403
Cars 36,562 37,676 38,379 37,507 37,244 36,716 37,130 36,229 35,457 36,648 35,240 34,676 34,505 34,487 34,896 35,476 36,613
Buses & Coaches 837 893 965 1,022 771 702 673 770 933 977 1,180 1,224 1,443 1,557 1,577 1,675 1,698
Light Goods Vehicles 6,765 6,684 7,150 7,096 7,013 7,486 7,793 8,146 8,403 8,727 8,820 9,181 9,130 9,628 10,450 11,122 11,839
All HGVs 2,282 2,196 2,196 2,214 2,072 2,158 2,194 2,224 2,373 2,467 2,615 2,660 2,350 2,306 2,391 2,561 2,590
All Motor Vehicles 46,771 47,774 49,118 48,357 47,621 47,548 48,289 47,897 47,607 49,323 48,283 48,144 47,786 48,346 49,716 51,224 53,143

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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