Swansea traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

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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 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39
Pedal Cycles 586 601 584 540 550 591 624 661 1,229 1,273 1,269 1,358 1,330 991 931 1,024 1,444
Motorcycles 2,983 3,141 3,098 3,182 2,917 3,140 3,046 3,146 3,576 3,503 3,162 3,083 2,778 2,895 3,075 3,080 3,150
Cars 411,388 423,872 451,684 461,351 481,405 483,149 495,027 495,454 478,611 471,743 464,956 465,161 463,214 468,829 473,559 477,960 484,257
Buses & Coaches 4,216 4,590 4,375 4,113 4,143 4,160 4,472 4,397 4,238 4,021 3,875 3,787 3,829 3,868 3,814 3,713 3,584
Light Goods Vehicles 48,090 52,093 57,075 60,144 63,550 63,988 66,319 69,533 72,466 72,003 70,689 72,968 71,727 73,596 76,528 82,634 86,580
All HGVs 26,391 24,628 23,845 23,324 23,987 25,321 26,381 27,409 25,376 22,251 22,452 22,024 19,980 19,783 20,860 21,438 21,357
All Motor Vehicles 493,069 508,324 540,077 552,114 576,003 579,758 595,245 599,939 584,267 573,523 565,134 567,023 561,526 568,971 577,836 588,825 598,927

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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