The New Zealand Household Travel Survey is an ongoing survey conducted for the Ministry of Transport. From 2015 onwards, each member in selected households is asked to record all their travel over a seven-day period. Each person in the household is then interviewed about their travel and other related information.
Please note that these are preliminary results from the New Zealand Household Travel Survey and may be subject to change. These results from the new survey are not directly comparable to the results from the 2003-14 or earlier travel surveys.
This analysis only includes people in households where each member of the household fully completed the survey and the results are weighted to represent the New Zealand population.
A 'trip leg' is a non-stop leg of travel by a single mode. For example, catching a bus to work could involve at least three trip legs - the walk to the bus stop, the bus leg to town and the walk from the bus stop to work.
Walking trips are included if they are 100m or more.
Travel off-road or on private property is not included. That is, tramping, walking or driving around the farm, walking in shopping malls etc is excluded from the survey.
Main Urban Areas, Secondary Urban Areas and Rural areas are as defined by Stats NZ from the 2006 Census.