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Household Travel Survey

The Household Travel Survey (HTS) is the largest and most comprehensive source of personal travel data for the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area (GMA). This area includes the Sydney Greater Capital City Statistical Area, and the Illawarra and Lower Hunter regions.

This survey is a benchmark for best practice in travel surveys in Australia and around the world, as well as being the longest running continuous household travel survey in the country. The HTS was first conducted in 1997/98 and has been running continuously since then.

About 5,000 randomly selected households are approached each year to participate in the survey, of which 3,000 to 3,500 respond. Three or more years of data are pooled to produce reliable estimates of travel at a particular geographical level.

Data are collected through face-to-face interviews, every day of the year. This collection method ensures high quality data, maximises response rates and ensures a good temporal spread. Field staff interview each householder on the details of trips made in a 24-hour period. Detailed socio-demographic information is also collected.

If you have been selected to participate in the survey, please find some of the frequently asked questions here.

2012/13 Household Travel Survey

Summary Transport Statistics By Local Government Area
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Detailed Tables for the Sydney Greater Capital City With Graphs 352 KB ZIP

2011/12 Household Travel Survey

Summary Transport Statistics By Local Government Area V1.1 160 KB ZIP
Detailed Tables for the Sydney Statistical Division With Graphs 356 KB ZIP
Table 01: Home LGA x Purpose 8 x Priority Mode 6 (Linked) 208 KB ZIP
Table 02: Origin LGA x Destination LGA x Purpose 2 (Linked) 308 KB ZIP
Table 03: Origin LGA x Purpose 8 x Priority Mode 6 (Linked)   205 KB ZIP
Table 04: Destination LGA x Purpose 8 x Priority Mode 6 (Linked)   206 KB ZIP
Table 05: Origin LGA x Purpose 8 x Destination Time 4 (Linked)   169 KB ZIP
Table 06: Destination LGA x Purpose 8 x Destination Time 4 (Linked)   168 KB ZIP
Table 07: Origin LGA x Destination LGA x Mode 4 (Unlinked) 304 KB ZIP
Table 08: Origin LGA x Mode 4 X Destination Time 4 (Unlinked)   145 KB ZIP
Table 09: Destination LGA x Mode 4 x Destimation Time 4 (Unlinked)    144 KB ZIP

2010/11 Household Travel Survey

Summary of public transport users in Sydney 91.3 KB ZIP
Summary Transport Statistics by Region 75.7 KB ZIP
Detailed Tables for the Sydney Statistical Division With Graphs 348 KB ZIP
Table 01: Home LGA x Purpose 8 x Priority Mode 6 (Linked) 152 KB ZIP
Table 02: Origin LGA x Destination LGA x Purpose 2 (Linked) 212 KB  ZIP
Table 03: Origin LGA x Purpose 8 x Priority Mode 6 (Linked) 156 KB  ZIP
Table 04: Destination LGA x Purpose 8 x Priority Mode 6 (Linked) 156 KB  ZIP
Table 05: Origin LGA x Purpose 8 x Time Period (Linked) 134 KB  ZIP
Table 06: Destination LGA x Purpose 8 x Time Period (Linked) 136 KB  ZIP
Table 07: Origin LGA x Destination LGA x Mode 4 (Unlinked) 208 KB  ZIP
Table 08: Origin LGA x Mode 6 x Time Period (Unlinked) 116 KB  ZIP
Table 09: Destination LGA x Mode 6 x Time Period (Unlinked) 116 KB  ZIP

2009/10 Household Travel Survey

Statistics in the 2009/10 Household Travel Survey Summary Report 196 KB ZIP

2007/08 Household Travel Survey

Summary Transport Statistics By Local Government Area 3 MB  ZIP
Summary Transport Statistics By Statistical Sub Division 704 KB  ZIP
Summary Transport Statistics By Subregion 684 KB  ZIP

 

 

Use

Broad travel patterns and trends for the metropolitan area

Method

Sample survey, details collected by face to face interview

Size

Approximately 8,500 people in 3,300 households are surveyed annually

Scope

Residents of households in occupied private dwellings, within the GMA

Data Management

Large relational data base with trip, person, household and vehicle records that can be linked

Output

Counts of trips, persons, households and vehicles, weighted to total population for an average day (weekday or weekend day)

Geographic Coverage

Greater Metropolitan Area (GMA) Map

Geographic Level

Local Government Area (LGA), Subregion and broad regions

Reference Period

Financial year

Frequency

Annual from 1997

Historical/Forecast Data

1991, 1981 from the Home Interview Survey (HIS).
Forecasts available from the STM

Variables

Trip: origin, destination, purpose, mode, time, costs
Person: age, sex, employment status, income
Household: household and family type, dwelling structure, number of vehicles and bicycles
Vehicle: make, model, fuel type, ownership

Survey Forms

Data Quality / Definitional Issues

As the HTS is a sample survey, data broken down by a number of variable categories, or at a very fine geographic level can be subject to high standard errors

Copyright and Disclaimer

BTS data is covered by crown copyright. While all care is taken in producing and publishing BTS data, no responsibility is taken or warranty made with respect to the accuracy of any information, data or representation. The authors (incl. copyright owners) and publishers expressly disclaim all liability in respect of anything done or omitted to be done and the consequences upon reliance of the contents of this information

Technical Documentation

Household Travel Survey 2014/15, April 2016 Release

Cover of Household Travel Survey Report Sydney 2012/13Household Travel Survey Report: Sydney 2012/13
Dec 2014
A compilation of the latest statistics on the travel patterns of Sydney residents from the 2012/13 Household Travel Survey.

 

Cover of 2012/13 Key Transport Indicators for Sydney2012/13 Key Transport Indicators for Sydney
Dec 2014
This bulletin presents summary information on the travel behaviour of residents within the Sydney Greater Capital City from the 2012/13 Household Travel Survey (HTS).

 

Detailed Tables for the Sydney Greater Capital City With Graphs
Dec 2014
XLS-ZIP

 

Past publications

2011/12 HTS Summary Report Aug 2013 PDF 
2011/12 HTS Key Indicators  Jul 2013 PDF
Detailed Tables for the Sydney Statistical Division With Graphs Jul 2013
XLS-ZIP
TransFigures: Public Transport Users in Sydney Jan 2013 PDF
Summary of public transport users in Sydney Jan 2013 XLS-ZIP
TransFigures: Travel in Sydney Newcastle Illawarra Aug 2012 PDF
Summary Transport Statistics by Region Aug 2012 XLS-ZIP
2010/11 HTS Summary Report Sep 2012 PDF
Detailed Tables for the Sydney Statistical Division With Graphs Jun 2012  XLS-ZIP
2010/11 HTS Key Indicators Jun 2012 PDF
2009/10 Household Travel Survey Summary Report Sep 2011 PDF
Graphs and tables in the 2009/10 Household Travel Survey Summary Report Sep 2011  XLS
2009/10 Household Travel Survey Key Indicators Jul 2011 PDF
2008/09 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, 2010 Release Jun 2010  PDF
2007 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, 2009 Release Aug 2009  PDF
2006 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, 2008 Release Jul 2008  PDF
2005 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, 2007 Release Aug 2007  PDF
Social and Recreational Trips by Sydneysiders Apr 2007 PDF
Train Access and Egress Modes Nov 2006 PDF
Statistics for the Subregional Planning Process Jun 2006 PDF
2004 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, 2006 Release Jun 2006  PDF
2003 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, 2005 Release Oct 2005  PDF
2003 Household Travel Survey Executive Summary Sep 2005    PDF
Car Travel in Sydney: Changes in the Last Decade Mar 2005 PDF
2002 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, 2004 Release Oct 2004  PDF
2002 Household Travel Survey Executive Summary, 2004 Release Jan 2004  PDF
2001 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, 2003 Release Aug 2003  PDF
2003 Ferry Users In Sydney Jul 2003 PDF
2002 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, Sydney Statistical Division Apr 2002  PDF
Travel in Newcastle and Wollongong Feb 2002 PDF
2002 Bus Users in Sydney Jan 2002 PDF
2001 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, Sydney Statistical Division Jun 2001  PDF
1998 Household Travel Survey Summary Report, Sydney Statistical Division Aug 2000  PDF
1998 Train Users in Sydney Jun 1998  PDF
1997 Bus Users in Sydney Dec 1997  PDF
1991-92 Sydney Region Travel Surveys HIS Survey Results May 1994  PDF
1991-92 Sydney Region Travel Surveys Presentation to the Planning Research Centre Nov 1993  PDF
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