Poole traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Poole 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 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 37 38 38 38 38
Pedal Cycles 1,228 1,138 1,174 1,328 1,102 994 1,289 848 1,152 1,393 1,382 1,571 1,463 1,421 1,434 1,468 1,455
Motorcycles 3,562 3,293 3,327 3,737 2,948 3,002 2,821 3,225 3,357 3,535 3,101 3,082 3,008 2,943 2,910 2,746 2,762
Cars 196,779 198,383 198,663 194,330 196,249 200,798 198,869 192,498 192,087 188,115 187,935 185,217 184,975 183,529 186,256 186,314 184,514
Buses & Coaches 1,830 1,910 1,852 1,509 1,376 1,467 1,508 1,473 1,515 1,595 1,576 1,532 1,583 1,443 1,429 1,388 1,445
Light Goods Vehicles 23,189 24,292 24,962 25,751 25,766 27,367 27,873 28,923 29,160 28,655 28,796 29,719 29,495 30,289 32,961 34,685 34,955
All HGVs 7,101 6,982 6,708 7,134 7,203 7,165 7,052 6,886 7,308 6,659 6,466 6,450 6,255 6,398 6,519 6,622 6,420
All Motor Vehicles 232,461 234,860 235,512 232,461 233,542 239,799 238,123 233,005 233,427 228,558 227,874 226,000 225,315 224,602 230,076 231,756 230,095

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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