National Travel Survey Statistics Table NTS0409: Average number of trips by purpose and main mode

  • Published: Department for Transport, 2015
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 22 Apr 2016
  • Last Update: 22 Apr 2016
  • Format: xsl


Investigate the number of trips by the journey purpose and the mode of transportation.


The data is drawn from the National Travel Survey, a household survey designed to provide the government with an annual source of personal travel data for England. In 2014 approximately 7,000 household and 16,000 people took part in the survey.

Key Findings

  • 3% of all journeys (for all transport types, including walking, cycling, and railway) and 6% of those by car or van were for business purposes.


Key words

National, travel, survey, transportation, government.


As with all surveys, the data collected is self-reported. This means the data will potentially include biases.