Mobility trend; per stage, modes of travel, purposes of travel, age and sex

Mobility trend; per stage, modes of travel, purposes of travel, age and sex

Sex Age Modes of travel Travel motives Margins Periods Stages per person per day (average) (number) Distance travelled per stage (average) (passenger kilometres)
Total male and female Total Total Total Value 2021* 2.62 10.02
Total male and female Total Total Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 2.60 9.84
Total male and female Total Total Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 2.64 10.19
Total male and female Total Total Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Value 2021* 0.41 15.24
Total male and female Total Total Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.40 14.71
Total male and female Total Total Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.42 15.75
Total male and female Total Total Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Value 2021* 0.57 4.42
Total male and female Total Total Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.57 4.28
Total male and female Total Total Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.58 4.56
Total male and female Total Total Attending education/courses Value 2021* 0.17 6.67
Total male and female Total Total Attending education/courses Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.17 6.30
Total male and female Total Total Attending education/courses Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.18 7.05
Total male and female Total Total Leisure Value 2021* 1.03 11.47
Total male and female Total Total Leisure Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 1.02 11.17
Total male and female Total Total Leisure Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 1.04 11.77
Total male and female Total Total Other Value 2021* 0.44 10.42
Total male and female Total Total Other Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.43 10.03
Total male and female Total Total Other Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.45 10.83
Total male and female Total Car as driver Total Value 2021* 0.81 16.80
Total male and female Total Car as driver Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.80 16.38
Total male and female Total Car as driver Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.82 17.22
Total male and female Total Car as driver Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Value 2021* 0.19 23.00
Total male and female Total Car as driver Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.19 22.07
Total male and female Total Car as driver Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.20 23.91
Total male and female Total Car as driver Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Value 2021* 0.20 6.98
Total male and female Total Car as driver Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.19 6.71
Total male and female Total Car as driver Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.20 7.25
Total male and female Total Car as driver Attending education/courses Value 2021* 0.01 26.59
Total male and female Total Car as driver Attending education/courses Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 24.09
Total male and female Total Car as driver Attending education/courses Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 29.31
Total male and female Total Car as driver Leisure Value 2021* 0.21 22.10
Total male and female Total Car as driver Leisure Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.20 21.19
Total male and female Total Car as driver Leisure Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.21 22.96
Total male and female Total Car as driver Other Value 2021* 0.20 14.73
Total male and female Total Car as driver Other Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.20 14.04
Total male and female Total Car as driver Other Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.21 15.45
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Total Value 2021* 0.27 19.07
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.26 18.38
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.27 19.82
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Value 2021* 0.01 18.33
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 16.77
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 20.05
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Value 2021* 0.05 10.01
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.05 9.44
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.06 10.66
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Attending education/courses Value 2021* 0.02 8.42
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Attending education/courses Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.02 7.58
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Attending education/courses Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.02 9.28
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Leisure Value 2021* 0.14 24.54
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Leisure Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.13 23.38
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Leisure Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.14 25.69
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Other Value 2021* 0.04 17.89
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Other Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.04 16.78
Total male and female Total Car as passenger Other Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.05 19.21
Total male and female Total Train Total Value 2021* 0.04 45.91
Total male and female Total Train Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.04 43.24
Total male and female Total Train Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.04 48.79
Total male and female Total Train Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Value 2021* 0.01 36.21
Total male and female Total Train Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 33.18
Total male and female Total Train Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 38.99
Total male and female Total Train Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Value 2021* 0.00 37.36
Total male and female Total Train Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.00 32.97
Total male and female Total Train Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.00 42.00
Total male and female Total Train Attending education/courses Value 2021* 0.01 34.85
Total male and female Total Train Attending education/courses Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 31.34
Total male and female Total Train Attending education/courses Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 38.48
Total male and female Total Train Leisure Value 2021* 0.01 61.24
Total male and female Total Train Leisure Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 56.28
Total male and female Total Train Leisure Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 66.25
Total male and female Total Train Other Value 2021* 0.00 52.99
Total male and female Total Train Other Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.00 47.17
Total male and female Total Train Other Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.00 58.77
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Total Value 2021* 0.06 8.69
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.06 8.24
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.06 9.12
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Value 2021* 0.02 8.64
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 7.87
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.02 9.38
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Value 2021* 0.01 6.45
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 5.81
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 7.07
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Attending education/courses Value 2021* 0.01 9.93
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Attending education/courses Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 8.97
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Attending education/courses Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.02 10.83
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Leisure Value 2021* 0.02 9.04
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Leisure Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.02 8.36
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Leisure Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.02 9.80
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Other Value 2021* 0.01 7.82
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Other Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 7.09
Total male and female Total Bus/metro Other Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.01 8.61
Total male and female Total Bike Total Value 2021* 0.66 4.01
Total male and female Total Bike Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.65 3.90
Total male and female Total Bike Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.67 4.11
Total male and female Total Bike Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Value 2021* 0.11 4.06
Total male and female Total Bike Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.11 3.88
Total male and female Total Bike Travel to/from work, (non)-daily commute Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.11 4.23
Total male and female Total Bike Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Value 2021* 0.15 2.01
Total male and female Total Bike Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.14 1.94
Total male and female Total Bike Shopping, groceries, funshopping. Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021* 0.15 2.09
Total male and female Total Bike Attending education/courses Value 2021* 0.08 3.29
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information regarding the mobility of the residents of the Netherlands aged 6 or older in private households, i.e. excluding institutional residents. The mobility behaviour is expressed in the average number of stages per person per day and the average distance travelled per stage. The table contains only stages on Dutch territory, excluding mobility based on series of calls trips and domestic holiday mobility.

The mobility behaviour in stages and the average distance per stage are broken down by travel purpose, mode of travel, sex and age.

Margins of the values (trend estimates) are available in the form of the lower and upper limits of the 95% confidence interval.

Over the years, the research design of the successive mobility surveys has undergone various changes. With time series modeling, these have been corrected as far as possible. The figures of the resulting trend series have therefore been made sequentially comparable between the years. The figures have been calculated with data from four successive Dutch national travel surveys: the Onderzoek Verplaatsingsgedrag (OVG) - for the trend series, the years 1999 to 2003 were used; from the Mobiliteitsonderzoek Nederland (MON)- the years 2004 to 2009 were used, next, from the Onderzoek Verplaatsingen in Nederland (OViN), the years 2010 to 2017 were used; and from the newest mobility survey, which started in 2018 and is still ongoing, Onderweg in Nederland(ODiN) the years 2018 to 2021 were added to the mobility trend.

Data available from: 1999 to 2021 inclusive.

Status of the figures:

The figures in this table are provisional.

Changes as of 15 October 2022:
All provisional figures from 1999 to 2020 have been re-estimated. Figures for 2021 have been added. An additional category called 'leisure' has been added to the variable purpose and the age category '0 to 5 years' is no longer available.

When will new figures be published?
The trend series is supplemented and recalculated once every 1 to 2 years.

Description topics

Stages per person per day (average)
This concerns the traffic participation of persons expressed in the average number of stages (or trip legs) per person per day. A stage is a trip or part of a trip that takes place with one single mode of transport. For example, a trip from home to work with successively the bicycle to the station, the train and on foot to the office consists of three stages (or trip legs). Stages with an aircraft are not included in the investigation.

This is the average over all persons of living in the Netherlands in private households, so excluding residents of institutions and homes. The average also includes people who indicated that they had not travelled on the survey day.
Distance travelled per stage (average)
A trip consists of one or more stages taking place with a single means of transport. A new stage is defined when there is a change in the form of transport or when there is a change of vehicle. For example, in the case of a trip from home to work taking place successively by bicycle to the station, by train and then on foot to the office consists of three stages. A stage is also known as a trip leg.

The average number of passenger kilometres travelled per stage per travel mode. In those cases where several travel modes have been used for a trip this does not include the entire distance of the trip, but only the (stage) distance with the travel mode in question. For example, when travelling from the shop to work by walking, bus and walking, for the calculation of the average distance per stage with regard to the means of transport 'walking', only the (distances of the) two walking stages are taken into account. Stage distances with an aircraft are not included in the study.