Shetland Islands traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Shetland 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 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Pedal Cycles 90 83 87 83 82 80 85 83 111 136 153 132 122 112 89 89 91
Motorcycles 409 434 456 581 569 579 547 572 612 654 602 562 515 546 600 583 596
Cars 55,467 56,782 60,005 61,410 61,570 62,173 63,237 61,738 61,252 61,923 61,417 63,610 63,821 64,874 65,547 66,587 68,387
Buses & Coaches 1,178 1,293 1,384 1,610 1,233 1,132 1,087 1,138 1,296 1,351 1,459 1,403 1,587 1,657 1,688 1,788 1,812
Light Goods Vehicles 15,503 15,773 16,733 17,200 16,838 17,328 17,982 18,604 18,479 17,459 17,074 16,844 16,051 16,016 17,267 18,460 19,654
All HGVs 3,190 3,363 3,501 3,676 3,722 4,164 4,181 4,199 4,227 4,069 4,120 3,841 3,911 3,850 4,007 4,236 4,360
All Motor Vehicles 75,749 77,646 82,080 84,477 83,933 85,376 87,034 86,249 85,867 85,456 84,673 86,259 85,902 86,942 89,109 91,654 94,808

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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