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Public transport accounts for 3% of trip legs. Total boardings have increased by 35% over the last ten years.


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 Further Related Statistics:

PT003 Travel by purpose on public transport compared with all travel (%)

PT004 Frequency of public transport use by number of vehicles in household (%)

PT006 Bus boardings by region PT007 ferry boardings by region

PT007 Ferry boardings by region

PT008 Public transport boardings by region (million)

PT009 Public transport boardings in main centres(million)

PT010 Public transport boardings in wellington (million)

RL002 Commuter Train boardings in wellington and auckland (million)

PT011 Public transport boardings in auckland (million)

 Core dashboard information


Public transport boardings by mode of travel (bus, train, ferry) in millions per year. Boardings include SuperGold Card passengers, who ride for free.

Boardings are the number of passengers that boarding public transport services. Patronage that is reported on is related to:

all contracted/funded services

all commercial services available to the public and recorded in the region’s passenger transport register or regional passenger transport plan, unless they are considered to be not material or relevant (based on the impact on the transport network)

The following services should not be included:

commercial services not on the passenger transport register or in the regional passenger transport plan, including fare paying school services

Ministry of Education funded services.

Nature of data

Primary source NZ Transport Agency
Custodian of data

NZ Transport Agency

URL http://nzta.govt.nz/planning-and-investment/learning-and-resources/transport-data/statistics-on-mode-of-transport/
Frequency Annual

National by transport mode. Breakouts by region and by SuperGold Card and non-SuperGold Card passengers are available at the above URL.

Quality of the data


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