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Road Traffic

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the percentage change in traffic levels (a) on English roads and (b) in each county within England was for each year since 1997, taking the 1997 levels as 100 per cent. (178130)

The change in traffic levels for England and its constituent counties can be found in the following table. The change is shown as an index based on 1997.

Index of traffic growth by English counties1 (1997 = 100)

County name

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

England

100

102

104

104

106

108

109

111

111

112

Central London

100

102

102

101

98

96

95

98

98

98

Inner London excluding Central

100

100

102

102

102

102

102

101

99

101

Outer London

100

101

104

104

104

105

105

104

105

106

Avon

100

102

105

106

108

111

112

114

115

115

Bedfordshire

100

103

104

103

104

108

110

113

113

111

Berkshire

100

102

104

105

106

109

108

108

108

109

Buckinghamshire

100

102

106

109

110

111

111

110

110

111

Cambridgeshire

100

101

104

104

106

107

109

111

111

112

Cheshire

100

102

104

105

106

106

108

110

110

113

Cleveland

100

101

104

104

106

109

110

111

110

112

Cornwall

100

101

101

102

105

110

113

115

116

117

Cumbria

100

101

102

103

102

106

107

109

109

110

Derbyshire

100

102

103

100

103

104

107

109

109

110

Devon

100

102

102

103

105

109

109

112

113

114

Dorset

100

102

105

105

106

109

110

110

112

113

Durham

100

102

104

104

106

110

111

113

114

117

East Sussex

100

102

103

103

105

107

109

111

111

112

Essex

100

101

104

104

106

107

108

110

110

112

Gloucestershire

100

101

105

106

108

110

112

114

115

117

Greater Manchester

100

102

104

104

107

111

111

114

112

112

Hampshire

100

102

104

105

108

111

111

113

113

114

Hereford and Worcester

100

102

105

105

105

109

108

109

110

113

Hertfordshire

100

101

102

101

103

106

105

107

106

106

Humberside

100

101

104

103

105

109

110

113

113

114

Isle of Wight

100

100

101

103

104

108

110

111

110

114

Kent

100

102

104

106

108

111

112

114

114

115

Lancashire

100

102

104

103

105

108

108

112

112

113

Leicestershire

100

103

106

105

107

110

111

113

113

113

Lincolnshire

100

102

104

105

106

110

112

114

116

117

Merseyside

100

101

102

104

105

109

109

110

112

113

Norfolk

100

102

103

104

106

109

110

112

114

115

North Yorkshire

100

102

103

102

105

108

109

112

114

119

Northamptonshire

100

103

107

107

109

114

118

120

118

120

Northumberland

100

101

105

104

107

109

110

114

114

117

Nottinghamshire

100

101

104

103

104

107

109

111

111

114

Oxfordshire

100

102

104

105

106

110

108

110

110

111

Shropshire

100

102

103

103

106

109

109

111

112

113

Somerset

100

102

104

104

107

110

111

113

114

117

South Yorkshire

100

103

104

105

107

111

111

115

115

116

Staffordshire

100

101

103

103

105

107

109

112

115

116

Suffolk

100

101

103

103

105

107

109

110

110

111

Surrey

100

104

104

103

106

107

107

108

107

108

Tyne and Wear

100

101

103

103

105

108

109

110

110

110

Warwickshire

100

103

102

103

105

106

106

110

111

114

West Midlands

100

102

103

103

103

107

107

108

108

108

West Sussex

100

103

105

106

107

108

109

111

111

111

West Yorkshire

100

103

103

104

105

107

107

109

109

112

Wiltshire

100

103

103

103

104

107

109

109

112

113

1 The counties are based on the pre-1997 boundaries.