3. Introduction

26 September 2017 - Transport and Travel in Scotland 2016

3. Introduction

This bulletin provides the results of the Transport and travel related questions asked in the Scottish Household Survey, including information from the travel diary, and uses data from a range of other sources to provide some context around transport and travel in Scotland. 

The bulletin includes information on a number of new questions in the Scottish Household Survey on plug-in electric cars or vans. Annex B features the results of a new piece of analysis on the accessibility of bus services in Scotland. 

Most tables in TATIS provide estimates for single years where possible in order to maximise the utility of the data, with the caveat that care should be taken when using estimates with lower sample sizes. A lookup table for confidence intervals is included (Table A), which can be used in conjunction with the estimates and sample size, to give an indication of what inferences can reliably be made from the data. In some cases, where the sample size would be below 50 respondents, years have been combined or estimates suppressed.

Data sources are listed in Section 9 of this publication.  Further explanation of definitions can be found in the relevant topic chapters of Scottish Transport Statistics https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/scottish-transport-statistics-no-35-2016-edition/

Scottish Transport Statistics will be published in February 2018 and will contain a comprehensive statistical picture of transport statistics in Scotland. For a full list of transport statistics publications see: https://www.transport.gov.scot/publications/?publicationtype=1271 

Jeanine Bezuijen
Transport Analytical Services
Transport Scotland
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Edinburgh EH6 6QQ
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