Regional rail journeys - South West - Table 15.9
Number of passenger journeys by rail to, from and within the South West region.¹
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 1995-96 to 2016-17
Table 1 - South West 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
12,677
13,214
14,289
15,014
15,672
15,893
16,270
17,093
17,614
17,840
18,361
19,486
20,645
21,756
21,756
22,902
23,950
23,904
23,996
24,634
25,294
25,830
2.1
Within Region
9,054
9,503
10,045
9,992
10,518
10,367
10,782
11,620
12,355
12,965
13,709
14,949
16,384
18,122
18,424
20,273
22,028
22,704
23,452
24,825
25,346
26,602
5.0
Total Journeys
21,732
22,717
24,335
25,005
26,189
26,260
27,052
28,712
29,969
30,804
32,070
34,435
37,029
39,877
40,181
43,175
45,978
46,608
47,448
49,458
50,640
52,432
3.5
Table 2 - South West passenger journeys
Number of passenger journeys (thousands) between South West and other regions
Between South West 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
339
353
375
399
413
404
404
418
422
418
417
457
477
510
511
548
614
610
602
604
585
584
-0.1
East Midlands
241
250
266
278
289
273
293
301
313
301
307
317
328
333
328
346
353
358
346
360
363
363
0.2
London
5,910
6,090
6,703
7,222
7,520
7,671
7,616
8,071
8,295
8,523
8,751
9,313
9,978
10,403
10,320
10,716
11,294
11,253
11,305
11,510
11,781
12,259
4.1
North East
150
156
161
171
182
166
184
172
149
115
108
105
113
116
110
114
114
103
98
107
102
101
-0.9
North West
471
474
515
544
585
553
594
573
559
519
523
539
566
558
582
628
625
622
612
651
659
674
2.2
Scotland
185
179
181
174
189
171
170
128
115
92
85
84
86
73
78
100
90
88
80
87
80
74
-6.9
South East
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
1,150
1,204
1,236
1,203
1,250
1,261
1,389
1,533
1,643
1,724
1,818
1,975
2,060
2,232
2,228
2,404
2,602
2,679
2,650
2,797
3,018
2,801
-7.2
West Midlands
718
766
839
903
915
908
1,012
1,061
1,110
1,144
1,207
1,277
1,348
1,457
1,460
1,471
1,501
1,514
1,538
1,630
1,716
1,810
5.5
Yorkshire and the Humber
333
340
362
381
398
362
383
382
400
385
375
376
400
417
413
426
420
405
394
413
420
416
-0.9
South West Total
12,677
13,214
14,289
15,014
15,672
15,893
16,270
17,093
17,614
17,840
18,361
19,486
20,645
21,756
21,756
22,902
23,950
23,904
23,996
24,634
25,294
25,830
2.1
Table 3 - South West passenger journeys to/from other Region² ³
Passenger journeys (thousands) between 2015 NUTS2 boundaries in South West 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
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
593
618
653
699
726
661
694
696
684
661
654
700
738
762
756
783
826
769
679
707
702
724
3.2
Devon
1,904
1,964
2,101
2,229
2,308
2,168
2,267
2,338
2,371
2,334
2,360
2,476
2,616
2,758
2,764
2,877
3,031
2,943
2,776
2,856
2,864
2,939
2.6
Dorset and Somerset
3,088
3,096
3,429
3,549
3,736
3,848
3,836
3,995
4,210
4,132
4,159
4,543
4,840
5,040
5,091
5,363
5,463
5,330
5,509
5,527
5,717
5,861
2.5
Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bath/Bristol area
7,051
7,490
8,060
8,487
8,849
9,162
9,418
10,008
10,290
10,650
11,123
11,767
12,450
13,195
13,146
13,878
14,631
14,862
15,033
15,544
16,012
16,306
1.8
South West Other
42
46
46
50
53
55
56
55
59
62
65
0
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Total
12,677
13,214
14,289
15,014
15,672
15,893
16,270
17,093
17,614
17,840
18,361
19,486
20,645
21,756
21,756
22,902
23,950
23,904
23,996
24,634
25,294
25,830
2.1
Table 4 - South West passenger journeys within Region² ³
Origin and destination points (thousands) of journeys within South West 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
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
1,943
1,902
1,968
2,015
2,222
2,017
2,169
2,295
2,471
2,628
2,678
2,855
3,094
3,438
3,681
4,284
5,325
5,375
5,467
5,652
5,520
5,572
0.9

Devon
5,468
5,491
5,737
5,638
6,081
5,887
5,868
6,346
6,602
6,743
7,080
7,991
8,830
9,693
9,855
10,757
11,799
12,669
12,659
13,607
14,031
14,636
4.3
Dorset and Somerset
3,039
3,151
3,292
3,217
3,215
3,165
3,135
3,159
3,569
3,748
3,782
4,099
4,651
4,894
4,821
5,123
5,260
5,169
5,226
5,332
5,294
5,482
3.6
Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bath/Bristol area
7,367
8,188
8,869
8,947
9,369
9,521
10,235
11,283
11,924
12,664
13,721
14,954
16,193
18,218
18,492
20,383
21,671
22,195
23,551
25,058
25,847
27,514
6.4
South West Other
291
276
225
167
148
146
156
156
144
146
156
0
0
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Total
18,109
19,007
20,091
19,983
21,035
20,735
21,563
23,240
24,710
25,929
27,417
29,898
32,768
36,243
36,849
40,546
44,055
45,408
46,903
49,649
50,692
53,205
5.0
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