Southampton traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Southampton 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 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 50 50
Pedal Cycles 2,120 2,132 1,877 2,386 2,084 2,045 2,487 1,923 2,113 2,468 2,378 2,650 2,364 2,383 2,464 2,744 2,614
Motorcycles 4,370 4,586 4,706 4,889 4,051 4,139 4,271 4,083 3,619 3,633 3,297 3,200 3,069 3,180 3,204 3,024 3,006
Cars 271,977 273,438 283,177 278,841 283,666 279,495 276,765 272,300 254,747 250,535 250,290 255,650 252,658 251,404 253,061 254,813 260,664
Buses & Coaches 4,371 3,672 3,409 3,279 3,018 3,079 3,129 2,722 2,660 2,586 2,898 2,726 3,034 3,019 2,929 3,066 3,092
Light Goods Vehicles 31,631 30,039 31,180 32,192 33,764 35,421 36,920 37,527 34,957 34,588 35,580 37,314 37,616 38,205 40,456 41,232 42,670
All HGVs 10,980 11,687 11,289 11,804 12,360 11,495 11,244 10,828 10,305 9,768 9,743 10,666 10,685 10,498 10,173 10,609 10,705
All Motor Vehicles 323,329 323,423 333,762 331,004 336,859 333,629 332,329 327,460 306,287 301,110 301,808 309,556 307,064 306,305 309,822 312,744 320,137

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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