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Travel: Leisure

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of leisure journeys in Great Britain were taken by those aged (a) under 16, (b) between 18 and 19, (c) between 20 and 24, (d) between 25 and 34, (e) between 35 and 44, (f) between 45 and 59, (g) 60 and 64, (h) between 65 and 69 and (i) 70 years or over in each year since 1997. (249319)

Data from the National Travel Survey on the percentage of leisure journeys made in Great Britain by age from 1996-98 to 2006 are given in the following table.

Age (years)

0-16

17-19

20-24

25-34

35-44

45-59

60-64

65-69

70 and over

Total

1996-98

21

4

7

17

13

19

5

5

9

100

1997-99

21

4

7

16

14

19

5

5

9

100

1998-2000

21

4

7

16

14

19

5

6

9

100

1999-2001

21

4

7

15

14

19

6

6

9

100

2002

22

4

7

13

15

20

6

5

9

100

2003

23

4

6

14

15

19

6

5

9

100

2004

22

4

6

12

15

19

6

6

9

100

2005

23

4

6

13

15

19

6

5

9

100

2006

22

4

6

13

15

20

6

5

9

100

Note:

Leisure includes: Visiting friends at private home, Visiting friends elsewhere, Entertainment/public activity, Sport: participate, Holiday: base, Day trip and Other inc. just walk.