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Overall Travel Patterns of Older Americans. Jeffery L. Memmott jeffery.memmott@bts.gov The analysis and results presented here are solely the authors and do not necessarily represent official policy of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. 2001 National Household Transportation Survey.

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Overall travel patterns of older americans
Overall Travel Patterns of Older Americans

Jeffery L. Memmott

jeffery.memmott@bts.gov

The analysis and results presented here are solely the authors and do not necessarily represent official policy of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


2001 national household transportation survey
2001 National Household Transportation Survey

  • A national survey of 60,000 individuals in 26,000 households

  • Data collected from March 2001 to May 2002

  • Data collected for both Daily and Long-Distance Trips

  • Weighted responses

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Nhts long distance trips
NHTS Long-Distance Trips

  • Trips over 50 miles to farthest destination

  • Data collected for all trips during a specific 4-week period

  • Each trip includes all segments of the trip, originating and ending at home

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


  • Drivers make significantly more long-distance trips than non-drivers for all age groups

  • Male drivers make more trips than female drivers for all age groups, though the gap narrows with the 75+ age group

  • Conversely female non-drivers make about the same or slightly more trips than male non-drivers

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics non-drivers for all age groups

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics trips, about 87% to 90% of all trips

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics at higher age groups

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  • There is very little change in distance traveled by different age groups

  • The 65-74 age group shows the greatest variation, with somewhat fewer trips in the 50-99 mile category, and more trips in the 100-249 mile category

  • The percentage of the longest trips (over a 1,000 miles) are very similar at about 6 to 7 percent of all trips for each age category

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Nhts daily trips
NHTS Daily Trips different age groups

  • Data collected for all trips on one specified day

  • Travel made from one address to another is reported as a separate trip

  • Specific questions and probes were added to capture biking and walking trips, thought to be undercounted in previous surveys

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U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics different age groups

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  • A significant narrowing of hours trips are taken occurs at higher age groups

  • The percentage of trips taken between 9-12 am and 12-3 pm goes up at higher age groups, about 62% of all trips taken by the 75+ age group are taken during these hours

  • Early morning and night time periods decline at higher age groups

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics higher age groups

U.S. Department of Transportation


  • Mean number of trips decline at higher age groups higher age groups

  • Non-drivers take far fewer trips than drivers across all age groups, for example in the 85+ age group, drivers take an average of about 3 trips a day compared to about 1 trip a day for non-drivers

  • Much smaller differences are observed between males and females

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics higher age groups

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


Bureau of Transportation Statistics used in about 90% of all trips

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  • Family/personal and social/recreational trips represent about 87% to 90% of all trips for older Americans

  • Church/school trips represent about an additional 5% to 6% of all trips for older Americans

  • Work trips decline substantially at higher age groups, but do not disappear. About 2% to 6% of all trips by older Americans are work or work related trips

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation


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