Birmingham traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Birmingham 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 159 159 154 151 155 155 157 159 147 147 147 150 151 151 152 150 150
Pedal Cycles 3,470 3,502 3,411 4,160 3,273 2,757 3,410 2,450 3,619 3,595 3,372 3,789 3,646 3,656 3,721 3,655 3,602
Motorcycles 9,925 10,754 11,315 11,774 9,588 9,251 8,970 9,405 8,357 8,419 7,544 7,575 7,255 7,092 7,155 7,544 7,484
Cars 1,238,746 1,231,665 1,244,921 1,255,150 1,247,097 1,211,537 1,220,424 1,228,443 1,168,400 1,185,673 1,187,658 1,230,009 1,242,129 1,195,952 1,228,157 1,213,596 1,223,323
Buses & Coaches 29,214 29,804 25,386 21,482 20,412 22,872 24,347 23,301 20,161 19,573 20,391 19,259 19,211 18,151 17,507 17,514 16,825
Light Goods Vehicles 189,593 185,159 167,017 163,774 165,573 187,996 188,745 199,790 187,911 188,676 195,054 200,603 199,282 200,574 208,320 209,687 214,208
All HGVs 96,175 93,377 109,379 112,639 117,658 103,295 97,522 99,169 90,676 82,451 82,553 87,939 87,469 86,679 105,106 106,048 107,892
All Motor Vehicles 1,563,653 1,550,759 1,558,018 1,564,820 1,560,328 1,534,949 1,540,008 1,560,108 1,475,504 1,484,791 1,493,200 1,545,386 1,555,344 1,508,449 1,566,245 1,554,390 1,569,731

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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