Kent traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Kent 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 461 462 463 463 464 465 463 462 461 461 461 465 466 466 467 467 467
Pedal Cycles 8,276 7,433 6,994 7,470 6,305 5,881 7,674 6,398 7,277 7,993 7,804 8,340 7,495 7,523 7,019 7,352 7,232
Motorcycles 58,459 59,864 60,069 65,741 59,534 59,794 59,655 60,263 57,380 60,881 54,300 54,742 52,043 51,085 52,367 50,196 49,542
Cars 4,651,121 4,808,721 4,928,887 4,963,149 5,004,678 5,006,498 5,013,834 4,965,983 4,920,788 5,007,545 4,954,522 5,104,386 5,094,090 4,996,618 5,021,837 5,162,740 5,254,750
Buses & Coaches 63,394 64,584 63,299 58,561 54,980 53,842 56,878 55,980 48,551 42,650 41,837 39,886 39,524 38,828 39,195 38,853 37,703
Light Goods Vehicles 736,925 758,746 784,201 818,457 859,815 882,318 900,094 957,230 945,546 909,190 890,981 929,869 951,086 944,918 1,008,035 1,072,837 1,124,556
All HGVs 487,487 496,116 500,835 504,768 527,634 522,210 518,015 548,051 535,416 478,707 487,233 498,941 489,485 491,048 496,025 535,288 534,782
All Motor Vehicles 5,997,387 6,188,032 6,337,292 6,410,677 6,506,643 6,524,663 6,548,478 6,587,506 6,507,681 6,498,973 6,428,873 6,627,823 6,626,245 6,522,502 6,617,460 6,859,913 7,001,331

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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