Welcome to the initial release of the Transport Dashboard, the Ministry of Transport’s compendium of key New Zealand transport statistics. The Transport Dashboard is intended to replace the Transport Indicators and to update the Transport Outlook: Current State publication released in July 2017. Compared to the Transport Indicators, the Transport Dashboards will offer a greater variety of statistics, user-configurable graphics, and easy data downloading capabilities.

Over the next few weeks, the Ministry will be rolling-out the complete Transport Dashboard in stages, topic by topic. The current first stage includes only the Household Travel topic. However, watch this space for the remaining topics. These will include Road Transport, Public Transport, Cycling and Walking, Domestic Freight Transport (Road and Rail), Air Passenger and Freight, Maritime and Ports, and Environment and Health.

The Transport Dashboard is designed to be used in two ways.  

1) If you know what statistics you are interested in, you can drill down to them. Click the topic you are interested in on the listing of topics displayed under ‘Transport Dashboard’ at left. The home page for that topic will appear, with a listing of statistics for that topic appearing at the right. Click on any statistic (key or related) to bring up a page which discusses the statistic, displays a graph of the statistical data, describes the definition and source of the statistic, and, in most case, gives a URL to the primary source data. To download the data on any page, go to the ‘Tableau’ line and click on the ‘download’ icon at the far right.  

2) If you would like a statistical overview of transport in New Zealand, you can take a tour of the key transport statistics. To do so, just click here. You can then move through the key statistics by clicking on the ‘Next page →’ link on each page.

The Transport Indicators will remain on the Ministry’s website for the time being. But once the complete Transport Dashboard is released, the Ministry will remove the Transport Indicators from the website as it is not practical to update and maintain both.

As noted, the Transport Dashboard is still under development. Beyond adding more topics, improvements to the user navigation are also in the works. However, we always welcome your feedback on the Transport Dashboard. Please contact:

MoTAnalytics@transport.govt.nz