What is it?
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) publishes statistics on household travel patterns, passenger and freight transportation, transport prices and employment in transport activities.
- 2013 National Household Travel Survey
- Monthly land transport survey
- Monthly motor trade sales
- Monthly CPI on fuel and transport
Why is it Important?
Transport statistics provide information on how people and industry are using different forms of transport. This is critical for planning by government and the private sector, such as where to situate factories and what upgrades are needed to rail, road or port infrastructure. It is also used by citizens when trying to make decisions about where to work and live.
How can it be accessed and used?
National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) 2013
Stats SA collaborated with the Department of Transport to conduct the 2013 NHTS. The previous National Household Travel Survey was conducted in 2003. In 2013, over 50 000 households were surveyed to collect information on travel patterns and transport challenges. The data has/ can be analysed at provincial, municipal and Transport Analysis Zone (TAZ) levels.
Stats SA analysis of the data is published in a pdf report P0320 together with a technical report which describes the data collection process. The summary tables in the publication are useful for higher level comparisons between provinces in South Africa and for identifying national travel trends.
This travel to study place extract is a portion of the NHTS dataset focusing on time spent and travel mode places of study around South Africa.
Transport and storage industry report 2013
Stats SA conducted a large-scale census of private and public enterprises operating in the transport and storage industry. The report 71-02-01 contains aggregate information on income by service and type of freight, expenditure, gender ratios, employment, market concentration, geographical distribution by province and use of ICT.
Monthly land transport survey
Stats SA conducts a monthly survey of enterprises involved in land transportation, including providers of passenger and freight transportation, by rail and road. The survey collects information on freight transportation income by type of commodity and passenger transportation income. The monthly report P7162 can be downloaded as a pdf.
Monthly motor trade sales
Stats SA conducts a monthly survey covering enterprises in the motor trade industry, from motor vehicle dealers to spares and accessories suppliers, panel beaters and spray painters. The sales statistics cover total values for new/ used vehicles and income from related services and supplies, as well as relative contributions. The monthly report P.6343.2 can be downloaded as a pdf
nhts-2013-person-v1-20140718 (National Household Travel Survey 2013 - Person)
|Format:||CSV DTA SAS SAV|
Where else has the resource been used?
|2017||Tax(i)ing the poor? Commuting costs in South Africa|
|2014||Travel time most important when choosing transport|
|2014||6 key points of the National Household Travel Survey|