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West Midlands

Count points: 3,469
Time period: 1993 to 2018
ONS code: E12000005
Roads: 466

In 2018, 31.6 billion vehicle miles of traffic were travelled across the 20.6 thousand miles of roads in West Midlands.

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Data disclaimer

Traffic figures at the regional and national level are robust, and are reported as National Statistics. However, DfT’s traffic estimates for individual road links and small areas are less robust, as they are not always based on up-to-date counts made at these locations. Where other more up-to-date sources of traffic data are available (e.g. from local highways authorities), this may provide a more accurate estimate of traffic at these locations.

It is the responsibility of the user to decide which data are most appropriate for their purpose, and if DfT road link level traffic estimates are used, to make a note of the limitations in any published material.

Quality flags in data downloads

DfT’s road link level traffic estimates are calculated using a variety of methods, with some methods likely to produce more accurate estimates than others.

The data tables available to download here contain a column - estimation_method – showing the method used to estimate traffic for each location and year. Figures having an estimation method of “Counted” are likely to be more accurate than those marked as “Estimated”, and the latter should be used with caution.

Data Description Records Download
Count points Count point in West Midlands details. 3,469 JSON | CSV
Traffic Traffic is calculated by multiplying AADF by the corresponding length of road and by the number of days in the given year. 156 JSON | CSV
Average annual daily flow Number of vehicles that travel past the count point (in both directions) on an average day of the year. 40,341 JSON | CSV
Average annual daily flow by direction Number of vehicles that travel past the count point on an average day of the year, by direction of travel. 75,987 JSON | CSV
Raw counts Vehicle counts recorded at this count point. 384,432 JSON | CSV