Scottish Transport Statistics No 30: 2011 Edition

PREFACE

Introduction

This is the 2011 edition of Scottish Transport Statistics, and is the thirtieth publication in the series. The publication presents a comprehensive statistical picture of transport activity and covers a wide range of topics.

This is a National Statistics publication.

This publication presents a range of both National Statistics and Official Statistics. National Statistics are certified as meeting the high professional standards within the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics: http://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/assessment/code-of-practice/indexl.

Official Statistics follow the Code of Practice as closely as possible but have not been certified as Code compliant. They are fit for purpose and are of sufficient quality to meet user needs. This publication also includes statistics produced out with the Scottish Government. Such statistics are marked by the relevant source. Users should be aware that although we did not directly produce these, we believe them to be a good source hence their inclusion within the publication.

The Structure of the Publication

The Summary section provides a compact view of the trends over the past 10 years and includes some comparisons with the figures for Great Britain (or the UK) and some longer term trends. Longer term trends are included in tables on the Transport Scotland website.

This is followed by 12 chapters, each on a specific topic, organised into:

1. Introduction
2. Main Points
3. Notes and Definitions
4. Sources
5. Further Information

Chapter 12 looks at International Comparisons, comparing Scotland with some EU countries.

Finally, there are some other short sections covering:

  • recent transport research projects;
  • other Transport Statistics publications; and
  • Transport Scotland web site - where updated versions of some of this edition's tables and charts can be found

We welcome comments and/or suggestions of new data sources that could be included in future publications.

Transport Statistics
Transport Scotland
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Tel: 0131 244 7281
Transtat@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk