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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics New motor vehicle registration by type of vehicle and year
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201693.266.3513.521.570.431.25115.14
201594.225.5012.701.210.401.11114.04
201492.324.6111.361.210.321.29109.83
201384.564.1510.231.290.421.47100.64
201272.443.849.240.990.421.8286.93
201167.733.958.980.910.371.6881.93
201075.374.128.540.800.381.3389.20
200978.374.937.011.070.381.3291.76
200880.766.0010.761.520.481.5199.52
200791.346.4315.011.380.571.71114.73
200690.646.0316.461.590.660.93115.37
200593.355.8416.381.480.810.75117.86
2004102.235.2915.441.410.760.56125.12
2003100.206.0711.521.730.630.57120.14
2002100.205.989.051.290.410.49116.93
200195.576.037.561.230.380.47110.77

Metadata

Title
New motor vehicle registration in Wales

Last update
8 November 2017 8 November 2017

Next update
November 2018

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Manual Traffic Survey, Department for Transport

Contact email
stats.transport@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Wales

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
The statistics refer to the volume of road traffic in Wales by type of vehicle. Road traffic estimates for Wales are compiled by the Department for Transport on behalf of the Welsh Government. These estimates are based on the annual roadside manual road traffic counts carried out across Wales during the year. These roadside counts are combined with automatic traffic count (ATC) data and road lengths to produce overall traffic estimates.

Traffic estimates for major roads are based on a census of all such roads whereas traffic estimates for minor roads are estimated by calculating growth rates from a fixed sample of count points on the minor road network. Further details of the methodology are available from the DfT at the link below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/road-traffic-speeds-and-congestion-statistics-guidance.

All surfaced roads are included in the estimates. The categories are: Motorways: Special roads reserved for certain classes of vehicle. The categories for major roads are: ‘A’ roads, with sub categories; Urban roads: Those within the urban boundaries of settlements with a population of 10,000 or more. Rural roads: All other non-motorway major roads. The categories for minor roads are: ‘B’ and ‘C’ roads and unclassified roads.
The analysis by vehicle type is based on roadside observation where vehicles are classified according to their general appearance. The vehicle types identified are: 1) Pedal cycles: Includes all non-motorised cycles, 2) Motorcycles: Two-wheeled motor vehicles, including mopeds, motor scooters and motorcycle combinations, 3) Cars and taxis: Includes estate cars, all light vans with windows to the rear of the driver's seat, passenger vehicles with 9 seats or fewer, three-wheeled cars, motorised-invalid carriages, Land Rovers, Range Rovers and Jeeps. Cars towing caravans or trailers are counted as one vehicle, 4) Buses and coaches: Includes all public service vehicles and works buses other than vehicles with less than 10 seats, 5) Light vans: All goods vehicles up to 3,500kg gross vehicle weight. This includes all car-based vans and those of the next larger carrying-capacity, such as transit vans. Also included are ambulances, pick-ups, milk floats and pedestrian-controlled motor vehicles. Most of this group are delivery vans of one type or another, 6) Goods vehicles: All goods vehicles over 3,500kg gross vehicle weight. Includes tractors (without trailers), road-rollers, box vans and similar large vans. A two-axle motor tractor unit without trailer is also included, 7) All motor vehicles: All vehicles except pedal cycles.

Traffic volume is measured using Vehicle Kilometres (VKM), which are calculated by multiplying the annual average daily flow of traffic by the corresponding length of road. For example, 1 vehicle travelling 1 kilometre a day for a year would be 365 VKM over a year.

The Data Dictionary provides a detailed breakdown description of the variables that are included in the categories.


Data collection and calculation
Road traffic estimates for Wales are compiled by the Department for Transport on behalf of the Welsh Government. These estimates are based on the annual roadside manual road traffic counts carried out across Wales during the year. These roadside counts are combined with automatic traffic count (ATC) data and road lengths to produce overall traffic estimates.

The DfT also produces a geographical website that allows users to view and download estimated traffic flows on every link of the ‘A’ road and motorway network in Great Britain together with the traffic datasets for 2000 to 2014 (major and minor roads):
http://www.dft.gov.uk/traffic-counts/

Frequency of publication
Annual

Rounding applied
Data are rounded to two decimal places. For entries where there are no data " * ".

Weblinks
Volume of road traffic, statistical release: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/road-traffic/?lang=en

Keywords
Transport Type of vehicle