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Road length by region 2015 (miles)

wdt_ID Region Motorways Major Roads Minor Roads Total Percent of total
1 North East 36 1,136 8,971 10,108 4.11
2 North West 402 2,880 20,130 23,011 9.36
3 Yorkshire and the Humber 258 2,329 17,566 19,895 8.09
4 East Midlands 121 2,528 17,035 19,563 7.96
5 West Midlands 272 2,477 18,034 20,511 8.34
6 East of England 163 2,585 22,197 24,781 10.08
7 London 37 1,105 8,088 9,194 3.74
8 South East 407 3,659 26,103 29,762 12.10
9 South West 203 3,279 27,848 31,127 12.66
10 England 1,899 21,977 165,973 187,951 76.44

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Road length by region 2014 (miles)

wdt_ID Region Motorways Major Roads Minor Roads Total Percent of total
1 North East 36 1,136 8,955 10,091 4.10
2 North West 402 2,886 20,121 23,007 9.36
3 Yorkshire and the Humber 252 2,333 17,572 19,905 8.10
4 East Midlands 121 2,522 17,017 19,539 7.95
5 West Midlands 272 2,477 18,003 20,480 8.33
6 East of England 163 2,582 22,153 24,735 10.06
7 London 37 1,105 8,118 9,223 3.75
8 South East 407 3,658 26,072 29,730 12.09
9 South West 203 3,281 27,848 31,129 12.66
10 England 1,893 21,979 165,858 187,838 76.41

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Road length by region 2013 (miles)

wdt_ID Region Motorways Major Roads Minor Roads Total Percent of total Percent of total
1 North East 36 1,136 8,945 1,081 4.10 0.44
2 North West 402 2,886 20,122 23,008 9.37 9.36
3 Yorkshire and the Humber 252 2,327 17,587 19,914 8.11 8.10
4 East Midlands 121 2,522 17,005 19,527 7.94 7.95
5 West Midlands 267 2,472 17,989 20,461 8.33 8.33
6 East of England 166 2,580 22,129 24,709 10.06 10.06
7 London 37 1,102 8,113 9,215 3.75 3.75
8 South East 407 3,659 26,037 29,695 12.08 12.08
9 South West 203 3,277 27,824 31,102 12.66 12.66
10 England 1,891 21,961 165,751 187,712 76.39 76.39

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Road length by region 2012 (miles)

wdt_ID Region Motorways Major Roads Minor Roads Total Percentage of total
1 North East 36 1,134 8,931 10,065 4.10
2 North West 402 2,887 20,098 22,985 9.37
3 Yorkshire and the Humber 238 2,315 17,578 19,893 8.11
4 East Midlands 121 2,522 16,963 19,485 7.94
5 West Midlands 267 2,472 17,965 20,437 8.33
6 East of England 166 2,580 22,094 24,674 10.06
7 London 37 1,102 8,104 9,206 3.75
8 South East 407 3,659 25,981 29,640 12.08
9 South West 203 3,277 27,777 31,054 12.66
10 England 1,878 21,947 165,491 187,438 76.39

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Licensed vehicles by region 2015

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Licensed vehicles by region 2014

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Licensed vehicles by region 2013

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Licensed vehicles by region 2012

wdt_ID Region Cars Motor cycles Light goods Heavy goods Buses and coaches Other vehicles Total
1 North East 1,043.28 38.81 141.01 14.88 6.76 20.17 1,264.90
2 North West 3,008.19 115.99 294.49 64.41 16.92 59.82 3,559.83
3 Yorkshire and Humberside 2,262.40 99.17 245.96 41.98 12.80 57.71 2,720.02
4 East Midlands 2,183.94 102.87 277.97 47.00 12.45 64.49 2,688.70
5 West Midlands 2,824.26 102.00 382.03 58.42 15.64 57.22 3,439.57
6 East of England 2,978.79 137.30 330.28 46.50 14.02 75.87 3,582.75
7 London 2,535.45 125.46 202.99 19.63 18.81 31.33 2,933.67
8 South East 4,683.78 208.43 526.45 59.58 23.32 70.78 5,572.34
9 South West 2,822.73 148.82 391.13 43.90 17.85 88.60 3,513.03
10 England 24,342.82 1,078.86 2,792.30 396.29 138.56 525.98 29,274.81

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Traffic by region 2015 (billion miles)

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Traffic by region 2014 (billion miles)

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Traffic by region 2013 (billion miles)

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Traffic by region 2012 (billion miles)

wdt_ID Region Motorway All major roads All minor roads All roads
1 North East 0.70 7.10 4.30 11.40
2 North West 11.10 23.10 10.60 33.70
3 Yorkshire and the Humber 5.80 16.40 8.80 25.20
4 East Midlands 4.20 17.00 8.40 25.40
5 West Midlands 7.90 19.10 10.50 29.70
6 East of England 5.50 21.50 12.50 34.10
7 London 1.40 11.50 6.40 18.00
8 South East 13.90 35.00 16.60 51.60
9 South West 5.30 18.90 11.40 30.20
10 England 55.90 169.60 89.60 259.10

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