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Data & Surveys

In order to support its transport planning function and the development of its transport models the Authority collects and collates a wide range of data types. Details of the types of data held are listed below:

The Greater Dublin Area Education Survey

The GDA Education Survey 2006 was a comprehensive survey of places of education to find out how pupils and students travel to their schools and colleges on a daily basis. A detailed report on this survey and its findings can be downloaded here:  Education Survey, Greater Dublin Area 2006

The Airport Travel Survey

The NTA carries out an Airport Survey every 5 years to support the development of its Regional Models. The survey is designed to provide a comprehensive picture of the travel patterns to and from Airports. The purpose of the survey was to find out the details of passenger to and from the airport.

The survey was carried out in Dublin Airport in 2001 and 2011. Detailed reports on these surveys can be downloaded here:

National Transport Authority Survey at Dublin Airport 2001

National Transport Authority Survey at Dublin Airport 2011

In 2016 survey was extended to cover all operational airports in Ireland. The information from these surveys will be released in mid-2017

The Household Travel Survey

The NTA carries out a Household Travel Survey every 5 years to support the development of its Regional Models. The survey is designed to provide a comprehensive picture of the daily travel patterns of Irish residents.

Greater Dublin Area Household Travel Survey 2006

The GDA household survey was undertaken in Spring 2006, by the NTA’s predecessor (the DTO), to obtain details of people’s general all-day travel behaviour. While commuting to work and education make up the bulk of trips during the morning peak period, at other times of the day people make a multitude of trips for other purposes – e.g. shopping, leisure, visiting friends etc. The purpose of the household survey was to gain an understanding of people’s all-day travel needs and hence see how these can be addressed in the GDA Transport Strategy. A detailed report on this survey and its findings can be downloaded here:  Household Survey, Greater Dublin Area, 2006

National Household Travel Survey 2012

In 2012 survey was extended to cover all of the republic of Ireland. The National Household Travel Survey 2012 was undertaken throughout the country between April and November 2012. The aim of the survey was to obtain information on people’s day to day travel behaviour and to gain an understanding of people’s travel needs. While commuting to work and education make up the bulk of trips during the morning peak period, at other times of the day people make a multitude of trips for other purposes – e.g. shopping, leisure, visiting friends etc. The purpose of the household survey was to gain an understanding of people’s all-day travel needs. A detailed report on this survey and its findings can be downloaded here: National Household Travel Survey, 2012

National Household Travel Survey 2017

All the information on how the NTA is refreshing the National Household Travel Survey in 2017 can be found here (click on the link).