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The Canterbury region consistently accounts for a large share of distance cycled. "Remaining Regions" are an aggregation of the regions that cannot be shown separately due to their small sample size.



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Core dashboard information


Total on-road distance cycled by New Zealand residents aged 5 and over. Data for regions with sample sizes too small to estimate distances are grouped together as "Remaining Regions".

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey-based
Primary source

New Zealand Household Travel Survey (Ministry of Transport)

From 2003, 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 From 2003, updated annually with four year moving average. Periods run from July to June so 2003-2007 means July 2003 - June 2007.
Disaggregation Regional
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): Ongoing survey: 65%-70%.
Next Update To be determined