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Below is the latest weekly traffic count information on state highways across key traffic sites in main urban centres. The data is current to midnight Friday 26 June 2020.

Key observations

  • Auckland traffic is 89.7% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 1.9% increase in light traffic and a 1.4% increase for heavy traffic.
  • Wellington traffic is 95.9% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 6.5% increase in light traffic and a 8.8% increase for heavy traffic.
  • Christchurch traffic is 104.6% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 3.5% increase in light traffic and a 3.4% increase for heavy traffic.
  • Hamilton traffic is 100.2% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 0.1% drop in light traffic and a 1.5% drop for heavy traffic.
  • Dunedin traffic is 99.7% of last year, and when compared to last week there is a 1.9% increase in light traffic and a 3.4% drop for heavy traffic.

Comparison of the changes

5 day average (excluding weekends) as at 26 June 2020

Region Current year Previous year % Var Previous week % Var

Auckland

112,696

125,569

89.7%

110,631

1.9%

Wellington

48,503

50,588

95.9%

45,500

6.6%

Christchurch

16,309

15,594

104.6%

15,765

3.5%

Hamilton

29,354

29,281

100.2%

29,435

-0.3%

Dunedin

14,280

14,316

99.7%

14,081

1.4%

Download this data set that contains the underlying daily traffic data for the charts and tables above [XLSX, 170 KB]

This information must be read in conjunction with the following caveats:

  • Data is representative of the change of traffic volume not of total traffic volume for each region.
  • Data is current at 26 June 2020.
  • Data is based on the latest five weekday average.
  • Data is sourced from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency TMS data.
  • Light and heavy traffic volumes have been split using TMS data where vehicles with a length of less than 5.5m are classed as light vehicles. Heavy vehicles are over 11m long. Those between 5.5 and 11m are split 50:50 into light and heavy vehicles.
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