Regional rail journeys - South East - Table 15.8
Number of passenger journeys by rail to, from and within the South East region.¹
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 1995-96 to 2016-17
Table 1 - South East passenger journeys
Total number of passenger journeys (thousands)
 
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
To/from other Region
101,054
108,729
117,197
123,068
131,253
136,117
135,865
138,828
141,189
146,200
149,573
166,137
179,467
180,900
178,769
189,882
198,244
202,738
208,427
215,869
219,598
220,758
0.5
Within Region
44,776
45,786
47,009
49,619
54,327
55,062
56,205
57,357
59,963
62,136
64,801
68,200
74,806
76,617
74,604
76,697
78,587
79,186
80,686
82,681
83,919
79,461
-5.3
Total Journeys
145,830
154,515
164,206
172,687
185,580
191,180
192,069
196,185
201,153
208,336
214,374
234,337
254,274
257,517
253,373
266,579
276,831
281,924
289,113
298,551
303,517
300,218
-1.1
Table 2 - South East passenger journeys
Number of passenger journeys (thousands) between South East and other regions
Between South East and
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
East of England
1,819
1,910
2,074
2,151
2,340
2,364
2,443
2,439
2,482
2,439
2,534
2,822
2,881
2,931
2,774
3,060
3,252
3,447
3,622
3,776
3,766
3,710
-1.5
East Midlands
614
619
673
717
779
745
777
792
809
809
823
867
891
900
871
994
1,062
1,118
1,113
1,194
1,233
1,240
0.5
London
91,914
99,163
106,974
112,401
120,066
124,979
124,422
127,084
129,043
134,112
137,104
152,750
165,524
166,393
164,232
174,043
181,658
185,678
191,006
197,873
201,255
202,155
0.4
North East
224
232
245
253
251
219
221
219
236
230
209
220
240
238
238
252
265
274
266
271
283
291
2.5
North West
920
946
986
1,038
1,054
951
977
972
965
895
971
1,057
1,111
1,107
1,187
1,326
1,388
1,445
1,474
1,593
1,664
1,694
1.8
Scotland
322
293
287
285
281
247
234
196
190
165
162
181
189
189
200
247
242
249
239
265
241
250
3.6
South West
3,180
3,402
3,652
3,738
3,932
4,124
4,225
4,453
4,610
4,618
4,770
5,042
5,287
5,655
5,727
6,149
6,337
6,272
6,371
6,474
6,571
6,748
2.7
Wales - Cymru
465
477
492
506
514
505
518
534
557
549
565
576
580
598
597
642
682
699
664
662
646
611
-5.5
West Midlands
1,126
1,197
1,299
1,434
1,477
1,477
1,546
1,619
1,730
1,789
1,843
1,998
2,109
2,228
2,317
2,510
2,656
2,839
2,959
3,014
3,188
3,302
3.6
Yorkshire and the Humber
471
490
514
544
559
507
502
519
567
594
592
624
655
662
626
659
703
718
714
748
749
758
1.3
South East Total
101,054
108,729
117,197
123,068
131,253
136,117
135,865
138,828
141,189
146,200
149,573
166,137
179,467
180,900
178,769
189,882
198,244
202,738
208,427
215,869
219,598
220,758
0.5
Table 3 - South East passenger journeys to/from other Region² ³

Passenger journeys (thousands) between 2015 NUTS2 boundaries in South East and other regions
To/From another region by NUTS2 boundaries
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
20,216
21,725
24,188
25,839
27,924
29,680
29,204
29,191
29,780
30,889
31,936
37,836
40,570
41,688
41,901
45,344
47,329
49,217
50,860
52,859
54,133
55,523
2.6
Hampshire and Isle of Wight
10,537
11,218
11,828
12,567
13,302
13,969
13,773
14,189
14,780
14,574
14,386
17,437
18,547
19,334
18,877
19,982
20,440
20,676
21,133
21,807
22,115
22,441
1.5
Kent
20,997
22,784
24,398
25,253
26,669
27,218
27,848
28,847
29,280
29,987
30,520
33,734
36,280
36,052
34,462
36,382
37,579
38,088
39,046
40,562
41,946
43,593
3.9
Surrey, East and West Sussex
46,227
49,645
53,313
55,805
59,566
61,351
60,795
61,851
62,543
65,016
66,815
77,123
84,063
83,826
83,528
88,175
92,897
94,757
97,387
100,641
101,403
99,201
-2.2
South East Other
3,077
3,358
3,470
3,604
3,792
3,899
4,244
4,751
4,805
5,735
5,915
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Total
101,054
108,729
117,197
123,068
131,253
136,117
135,865
138,828
141,189
146,200
149,573
166,137
179,467
180,900
178,769
189,882
198,244
202,738
208,427
215,869
219,598
220,758
0.5
Table 4 - South East passenger journeys within Region² ³
Origin and destination points (thousands) of journeys within South East 2015 NUTS2 boundaries
Within the region by NUTS2 boundaries
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
Percentage change on previous year
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
14,065
15,004
15,905
16,687
18,856
20,436
20,345
20,539
20,759
21,259
21,566
27,533
29,053
29,342
28,744
30,146
31,245
32,442
33,308
34,179
35,186
35,963
2.2
Hampshire and Isle of Wight
13,265
13,690
14,457
14,993
16,124
17,331
17,587
18,335
19,669
20,615
21,342
25,190
26,952
29,043
28,703
30,138
30,724
30,986
31,738
32,484
32,855
31,401
-4.4
Kent
16,802
16,502
16,346
17,517
18,733
18,480
18,224
18,001
18,773
19,132
20,599
24,696
26,479
26,608
24,665
25,329
25,659
24,262
23,766
25,043
25,835
26,054
0.8
Surrey, East and West Sussex
37,135
38,087
39,164
41,355
45,666
43,987
45,967
47,432
50,241
52,290
54,642
58,978
67,126
68,239
67,096
67,781
69,544
70,680
72,559
73,657
73,962
65,504
-11.4
South East Other
8,286
8,288
8,146
8,686
9,275
9,892
10,286
10,406
10,484
10,977
11,454
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Total
89,552
91,571
94,018
99,238
108,653
110,125
112,409
114,713
119,926
124,272
129,603
136,400
149,613
153,233
149,208
153,394
157,173
158,372
161,371
165,363
167,839
158,922
-5.3
Source:
Origin Destination Matrix (ODM), which is mainly derived from the rail industry's ticketing and revenue database, LENNON, supplemented with other industry data for some regions.
Symbols:
(:) Data not available
(r)  Data revised
(p) Data are provisional
(b) Break in time series
Notes:
Data can be subject to methodological changes indicated by (b).
1. Regional rail journey numbers are calculated based on the origin and destination named on the ticket. This differs from figures published as part of the Passenger Rail Usage statistical release (http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/statistical-releases), which is calculated based on the number of legs taken to complete a journey.
2. The sub-regions used in all the 11 regional tables have been updated to the 2015 NUTS2 boundary definitions as was previously done in the 2015-16 estimates of station usage dataset. For further information on the local authority boundaries as they existed prior to the 2009 reorganisation, please refer to the ONS Website.
3. Journeys by historic sub-regions tables can be found: http://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/browsereports/15

More details on methodology can be found in the quality report relating to this dataset: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/statistical-releases
 
This dataset is used in the Regional Rail Usage statistical release. To view or download the statistical release: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/statistical-releases
Revisions
For the latest information on data revisions, please see the revisions log: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/code-of-practice/revisions-log
Other datasets:
- ORR publishes data on passenger rail usage by sector, ticket type and by Train Operating Company though these are calculated on a different basis to regional rail usage. If a passenger has to change trains, this would be classed as two journeys in passenger rail usage but only one journey in regional rail usage. The Passenger Rail Usage statistical release is available here: http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/statistical-releases and associated data tables are available
- Department for Transport publishes regional transport statistics within their National Travel Survey, which is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-travel-survey-statistics. DfT also publishes rail usage data on light rail and tramways within Transport Statistics Great Britain, available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/transport-statistics-great-britain
- Transport Scotland publish data on rail usage in their annual Scottish Transport Statistics. The latest publication is available here: https://www.transport.gov.scot/publications/
- The Welsh Government publish regional rail usage data within their compendium of rail transport statistics. The latest publication is available here: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/?topic=Transport&lang=en