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|Title:||National Travel Survey, 1988-1997|
|Series:||National Travel Survey [National Travel Survey, 1972-]|
|Depositor:||Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions|
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Department for Transport
|Other acknowledgements:||The Principal Investigator was the Department of Transport until 16th June 1997, when the Departments of Environment and Transport were merged to become the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). The Office for Population Censuses and Surveys merged with the Central Statistical Office in April 1996 to form the Office for National Statistics.|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The National Travel Survey (NTS) is a series of household surveys designed to provide regular, up-to-date data on personal travel and monitor changes in travel behaviour over time. The first NTS was commissioned by the Ministry of Transport in 1965. Further periodic surveys were carried out in 1972/73, 1975/76, 1978/79 and 1985/86 (the UK Data Service holds data from 1972 onwards). Since July 1988 the NTS has been carried out as a continuous survey with field work being carried out in every month of the year, and an annual set sample of over 5,000 addresses. From 2002, the NTS sample was increased approximately threefold, to approximately 15,000 per year. The advantage of the continuous study is that users will be able to discern seasonal and cyclical movements as well as trend changes over time. The NTS is carried out primarily for the purposes of government. The most fundamental use of the National Travel Survey within the Department for Transport (DfT) is as core base data for key transport models. These are critical to the assessment and appraisal of transport scheme proposals (national and local), transport policy proposals, and contribute to the development of our long-term strategy. The NTS data is used to develop consistent sets of transport policies. Because it relates travel to travellers, it makes it possible to relate policies to people and to predict their impact. The survey provides detailed information on different types of travel: where people travel from and to, distance, purpose and mode. The NTS records personal and socio-economic information to distinguish between different types of people, and the differences in the way they travel and how often they do so. The NTS is the only source of national information on subjects such as walking which provide a context for the results of more local studies.
Further information may be found on the gov.uk National Travel Survey webpage.
End-User Licence, Special Licence and Secure Access NTS data
The UK Data Archive holds three versions of the NTS:
The data for this study are in two separate files, one covering 1988-1995, and the other covering 1995-1997. Users should note that both parts contain the data for 1995, and therefore they overlap.
There are about 200 variables in the survey, covering various topics. Most of the variables are available for all years from 1988 to 1997, but there have been some changes over time. First available dates are noted below where applicable, but users are advised to consult the technical reports where possible. Variables are as follows :
Primary Sampling Unit (PSU variables) : area geography, concessionary fares schemes.
Household variables : address, access to public transport, household composition, social and economic characteristics, vehicle access, period of travel, attitudes to local bus services (from 1993).
Vehicle variables : vehicle characteristics, availability, fuel consumption, benefits and supports for motoring costs, parking (from 1995).
Individual variables : personal/social and economic characteristics, travel difficulties, access to motor vehicles, special tickets and passes, travel to work.
Long distance journey variables (from 1992) : purpose of journey, travel distance and main mode, origin and destination, travel period.
Day variable : travel day.
Journey variables : structure, purpose, travel times, travel mode and distance, travel speed, origin and destination (from 1992).
Stage variables : mode, travel time, distance and speed, occupancy, public transport, private transport.
|Dates of fieldwork:||1988 - 1997 - In 1992 the field quota month was altered to run from mid-month to mid-month rather than from the first of the month to the last of the month. The conversion to this pattern meant that the interim period during the first half of January 1992 also had to be covered.|
Government Office Regions
Households in Great Britain
Repeated cross-sectional study
One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Diaries
|Weighting:||Please see documentation for details of sampling and weighting.|
|ACCESS TO FACILITIES||ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS||AGE|
|AIDS FOR THE DISABLED||AIR TRANSPORT||APPOINTMENT TO JOB|
|CAR ENGINES||CAR PARKING AREAS||CAR SHARING|
|CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CHILD BENEFITS||CHILDREN|
|DECISION MAKING||DISABLED PERSONS||DISTANCE MEASUREMENT|
|DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES||DRIVING LICENCES||DRIVING|
|FOSSIL FUELS||FRINGE BENEFITS||FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT|
|FURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||GENDER||GREAT BRITAIN|
|HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD||HEALTH||HOME OWNERSHIP|
|HOSPITAL SERVICES||HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATION|
|INTEREST (FINANCE)||JOB DESCRIPTION||JOB HUNTING|
|LANDLORDS||LEISURE TIME||LOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES|
|MANAGERS||MARITAL STATUS||MEDICAL CENTRES|
|MOTOR PROCESSES||MOTOR VEHICLE HIRE||MOTOR VEHICLES|
|OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS||OCCUPATIONAL STATUS||OCCUPATIONS|
|PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT||PETROL CONSUMPTION||PETROL|
|PHARMACIES||PHYSICAL DISABILITIES||POPULATION DENSITY|
|POST OFFICES||PUBLIC TRANSPORT||PURCHASING|
|RAILWAY STATIONS||RAILWAY TRANSPORT||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY||RETIREMENT||ROAD VEHICLE MAINTENANCE|
|SOCIAL ACTIVITIES (LEISURE)||SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS|
|UNDERGROUND RAILWAYS||UNEMPLOYED||UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION|
|URBAN AREAS||VELOCITY||WALKING AIDS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||27 March 1995|
|Latest edition:||05 May 1999 (3rd Edition)|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.|
|Please note:||The UK Data Archive holds End User Licence (EUL) NTS from 1972 onwards. However, the data for 1978-1979 are unavailable, as the response rate was poor and the depositors consider the data to be unreliable. Special Licence NTS data are available from 1995 onwards (SNs 7804 and 7553) and Secure Access NTS data are available from 2002 onwards (SN 7559).|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|User Guide: 1988-1995||3288userguide1988-95.pdf||10255|
|User Guide: 1995-1997||3288userguide1995-97.pdf||357|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_3288_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Department for Transport (2005) Focus on personal travel, London: The Stationery Office.
Department for Transport (2006) Transport statistics bulletin: National Travel Survey 2005, London: The Stationery Office.
Department for Transport (2007) Transport statistics bulletin: National Travel Survey 2006, London: The Stationery Office.
Department for Transport (2008) Transport statistics bulletin: National Travel Survey 2007.
Department for Transport (2009) Transport statistics bulletin: National Travel Survey 2008.
Department for Transport (2010) National Travel Survey 2009.
Department for Transport (2011) National Travel Survey 2010.
Department for Transport (2012) National Travel Survey: 2011.
Department for Transport (2013) National Travel Survey: 2012.
Department for Transport (2014) National Travel Survey: England 2013.
Bulletins and other publications may be found on the gov.uk National Travel Survey web pages.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Jarvis, C., et al. (1996) Getting around after 60: a profile of Britain's older population, Age Concern Institute of Gerontology, King's College London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-321966-0.
Stead, D. (1999) Planning for less travel - identifying land use characteristics associated with more sustainable travel patterns, unpublished PhD thesis, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.
Fearnley, N. (1999) Distributional effects of public transport subsidies, unpublished dissertation for MA Transport Economics, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
Mattioli, G. (2014) 'Where sustainable transport and social exclusion meet: households without cars and car dependence in Great Britain', Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, online version doi: 10.1080/1523908x.2013.858592
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013) Standard of Living, Measurement Framework Series Briefing Paper no.10, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. Retrieved February 26, 2014 from http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/
Parry, E. L. and Redfern, M. A. (2011) 'Exploiting plug-in vehicles to enable better management of electricity demands and generation', paper prepared for delivery at the 46th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 5-7 July 2011, Soest, Germany.
Parry, E. L. and Redfern, M. A. (2011) 'Plug-in vehicles for Smart Grids: what can and cannot be done with existing technology', paper prepared for delivery at 2nd IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe), 5-7 December 2011, Manchester, England.
Parry, E.L. and Redfern, M.A. (2012) 'The construction of weekly recharging regimes for plug-in vehicles', in Proceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference, IEEE.
Parry, E. (2014) Electricity load estimation and management for plug-in vehicle recharging on a national scale prior to the development of third party monitoring and control mechanisms, Ph.D. thesis, University of Bath. Retrieved August 4, 2014 from http://opus.bath.ac.uk/view/person_id/4326.html
Mattioli, G., Wadud, Z. and Lucas, K. (2018) 'Vulnerability to fuel price increases in the UK: A household level analysis', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 113, pp.227-242. doi: 10.1016/j.tra.2018.04.002
Mattioli, G., Wadud, Z. and Lucas, K. (2016) Developing a novel approach for assessing the transport vulnerability to fuel price rises at the household level, paper presented at the 14th World Conference on Transport Research, 10-15 July 2016, Shanghai, China.
Mattioli, G., Lucas, K., Marsden, G. and Wadud, Z. (2016) Transport-related economic stress and vulnerability to fuel price spikes: intermediate findings from the (t)ERES project, paper presented at the DEMAND Centre Conference 2016, April 13-15 2016, Lancaster University.