West Sussex traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for West Sussex 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 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 213 212 212 212 212 212 214
Pedal Cycles 7,328 7,512 6,142 6,696 5,605 5,290 6,192 4,680 5,998 6,338 6,368 6,774 6,142 5,917 5,862 6,042 6,553
Motorcycles 18,594 24,558 25,587 27,680 24,421 24,894 23,996 25,294 23,058 23,115 21,059 21,083 19,989 20,394 21,243 21,841 22,730
Cars 2,304,557 2,345,647 2,304,410 2,336,222 2,378,316 2,373,510 2,359,963 2,303,534 2,235,123 2,209,938 2,156,010 2,160,063 2,114,149 2,064,922 2,077,981 2,124,816 2,190,194
Buses & Coaches 16,405 15,344 15,208 15,034 14,839 14,602 14,645 13,929 13,737 13,568 13,771 13,763 13,273 12,993 12,940 12,492 12,426
Light Goods Vehicles 270,474 275,197 264,258 287,878 298,725 310,925 307,294 323,384 336,918 347,142 355,257 370,409 369,041 370,522 395,392 418,631 435,419
All HGVs 118,799 117,676 125,665 127,248 134,136 122,262 120,029 119,336 113,298 100,177 99,416 100,168 97,758 95,078 95,247 101,511 100,935
All Motor Vehicles 2,728,829 2,778,421 2,735,127 2,794,063 2,850,437 2,846,193 2,825,927 2,785,476 2,722,133 2,693,939 2,645,513 2,665,486 2,614,207 2,563,912 2,602,802 2,679,291 2,761,705

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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