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Those most likely to have cycled in the past year are children aged 5–12 years. More than three out of every five children aged 5–12 years have spent some time cycling in the past year – both boys and girls. Nearly half of all boys in this age group have cycled in the last month, with 44 percent of girls in this age group doing the same. Overall, males are more likely to have cycled in the past year than females.



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Core dashboard information


Cycle use in last year by sex/age group - 2011/14 (%)

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey-based
Primary source

New Zealand Household Travel Survey (Ministry of Transport)

Custodian of data Ministry of Transport
URL This data is not published elsewhere. For more information on the Household Travel Survey see https://www.transport.govt.nz/mot-resources/household-travel-survey
Frequency Periods run from July to June so 2011-2014 means July 2011 - June 2014.
Disaggregation National
Quality of the data Survey based. Household Travel Surveys exclude commercial travel, and tend to underestimate total personal vehicle travel. Response rate (households with full responses from all members): 1989/90=75%; 1997/98=75%; Ongoing survey: 65%-70%.
Next Update To be determined