Sandwell traffic profile for 2000 to 2016

Download all street-level traffic data for Sandwell 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 80 80 80 80 78 78 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77
Pedal Cycles 1,050 1,095 981 909 756 649 920 554 859 900 896 966 892 900 880 856 1,054
Motorcycles 3,628 3,819 4,260 4,897 3,809 3,596 3,683 3,763 3,783 3,636 3,343 3,255 3,108 3,244 3,104 3,178 3,207
Cars 521,063 518,762 536,507 535,157 541,413 541,663 539,925 538,672 528,766 541,331 527,661 530,663 542,738 536,383 560,343 552,226 565,651
Buses & Coaches 6,847 7,595 7,729 7,356 6,457 6,727 7,261 7,401 7,358 6,646 6,682 6,300 6,125 6,093 5,703 5,868 5,419
Light Goods Vehicles 92,353 92,504 93,184 97,508 105,602 105,332 105,738 110,139 109,667 108,371 109,088 109,797 113,036 115,034 122,430 124,939 130,035
All HGVs 62,748 60,471 59,794 61,106 69,617 67,821 64,338 63,148 60,586 53,151 53,515 56,927 56,104 57,057 67,125 64,841 65,068
All Motor Vehicles 686,640 683,151 701,473 706,025 726,899 725,139 720,946 723,122 710,161 713,135 700,289 706,942 721,108 717,812 758,704 751,052 769,380

All motor vehicles on major roads 2000 to 2016

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