County Durham’s transport network provides a vital role in terms of linking people to jobs, delivering products to market, providing access to key services and keeping our communities connected. Transport statistics are valuable as they help us to understand where transport investment should be targeted.
Factsheet: Transport in County Durham (PDF, 425kb)
Current information: Local Transport Plan and other transport related documents– (Durham County Council website)
- 75% of County Durham residents regularly use the car to travel to work, either as a driver or passenger and car ownership levels are growing (73% of all households in the county now own a car),
- As would be expected for a rural county, Durham has lower levels of sustainable transport use than the regional and national average – with 10% walking, 1% cycling, 6% on buses and 1% on rail,
- 46.7% of all residents travel less than 10km to work in County Durham compared to over 65% in Tyne and Wear. This reflects the rural nature of the County, with residents having to travel further to access job opportunities.
Links to Data:
- Office of National Statistic (ONS), Census 2011,
- Department of Transport (DfT), Port Freight Statistics: 2014 final figures, August 2015,
- Department of Transport (DfT), National Travel Survey 2014: Travel to school,
- Department of Transport (DfT), Local Area Walking and Cycling Statistics: England, 2013/14. Office of Rail and Road (ORR).Estimates of Station Use 2015-2016,
- Office of National Statistics (ONS), Annual bus statistics: year ending, March 2015,
- Office of National Statistics (ONS), Local Bus Journeys (BUS01) June 2016,
- Department of Transport (DfT), Proportion of bus services running on time – Table BUS0902,
- Department of Transport (DfT), Road Traffic Estimates: 2016.
- LG Inform: CO2 Emissions
- LG Inform: Cleanliness Index