This section provides data and statistics on transport and health in New Zealand. Find out about how transport affects health, types of transport used by New Zealanders, and how a lack of transport affects people's access to healthcare. 

About transport and health

Information about how transport impacts on human health in New Zealand. 

Indicators at a glance - Transport

This section summarises the latest Environmental Health Indicators about transport and health in New Zealand.


Motor vehicles

Statistics on motor vehicle numbers and average ages of vehicles in New Zealand.

Traffic on the Auckland Harbour Bridge2

Main mode of transport to work on Census day

Statistics on the main mode of transport that people used to get to work on Census day.

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Household travel time by mode of transport

Statistics on the percentage of household travel time spent travelling by mode of transport.

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Active transport to and from school

Statistics on school-children who use active transport (eg walking or cycling) to and from school.

Doctors Mural Near Ranfurly Road3

Unmet need for GP services due to a lack of transport

Statistics on people who had a medical problem but did not visit a GP due to a lack of transport, in the previous 12 months.

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Road traffic injury deaths and hospitalisations

This section presents statistics on road traffic injury deaths and hospitalisations, by mode of transport. 


Health burden of road transport

The estimated health burden of road transport in New Zealand, from road traffic accidents, air pollution and noise pollution.