This is the 2014 edition of Scottish
Transport Statistics , and is the thirty third 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.
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 .
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
The Structure of the
The Summary section provides
a compact view of the key findings and 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 13 chapters,
each with a graphical summary page, statistical commentary and corresponding
A Notes, Definitions and Sources
section then provides information users should be aware of when using the
statistics, descriptions of specific terms used and a note on the sources of
statistics used when compiling the publication.
Chapter 12 looks at
International Comparisons, comparing Scotland with some EU countries.
Finally, there are some
other short sections covering:
This edition includes for
the first time graphical summaries of each chapter as well as changes to the
Summary and Personal and Cross Model Travel chapters. We would welcome user
feedback on these changes, as well as any other comments and/or suggestions for
new data sources that could be included in future publications. Comments can be
provided to us at the address below:
Tel: 0131 244 7256