Presentation on theme: "Nicola Fisher & Naomi McLaughlin DRD NI Data Availability and Comparability by Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland."— Presentation transcript:
Nicola Fisher & Naomi McLaughlin DRD NI Data Availability and Comparability by Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
Document existing freight movement data sources Analysis of existing freight data sources – NI & ROI Main sources- CSO (ROI), DfT (GB) and NISRA Data requested from each organisation - data related to NI - data related to ROI - data related to both NI and ROI
Document existing freight movement data sources Data Sources document drawn up by mode - Organisations (data providers) - Data Source - Data Summary Description - Collation Method (census, admin system) - Geographical coverage - Publication frequency - Published metadata
Assess North-South data comparability and highlight significant issues Comparability table by mode created: - availability of data (except rail) for NI & ROI - comparability of data - reason data arent comparable - potential for comparability in future
Produce a report on findings and include key comparable data Report by sector has been produced detailing - availability, data issues, North- South comparability and potential information gaps
Road Freight EU legislation 1172/98 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road. Should ensure comparability between EU nations. Gathering detailed European statistics on road freight transport and harmonising them has been the challenge of the Council Regulation 1172/98.
Main Sources of Data for Road Freight Department of Transport (UK) Continuing Survey of Road Goods Transport (NI), CSRGT(NI) CSO National Survey of Transport of Goods by Road Administration Systems in both Jurisdictions (DVANI, National Vehicle Driver File (ROI))
Data Issues for Road Freight Vehicle weight threshold CSRGT(NI) defines freight as having Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of > 3.5 tonnes CSO defines freight as having an unladen weight of > 2 tonnes No impact on freight definition but comparison not possible by vehicle type and weight
Data Availability & Comparability
Trends in Road Freight Data Road Freight Activity in NI & ROI by vehicles registered in NI, ROI & GB, 2004 – 2009
Data Gaps Activities of Foreign Trucks How long do they stay? What are they carrying? Nationality of Vehicles and Drivers? Cabotage undertaken? Tonnes lifted / tonnes km / Vehicle km
Data Gaps Continued Extent of LGV/ Van Freight in Ireland Large amount of goods being transported by small vans & lorries. Significant increase in the number of LGVs since 2005 in NI No data on what they are carrying Van Activity Baseline Survey in England 2008 Statistics Norway have also researched van freight.
Maritime Freight EC Maritime Statistics Directive (Council Directive 2009/42/EC on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods and passengers by sea) Quarterly returns from ports collecting data by route, nationality of vessel and cargo type.
Main Sources of Maritime Freight Data Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Ports Traffic - DETI UK Maritime Statistics Report (detailed info on NI Ports) Republic of Ireland Statistics of Port Traffic – CSO The Irish Maritime Transport Economist – IMDO - also includes info on NI Ports
Data Availability & Comparability Data AvailableComparable Reason for not being comparable Potential for comparablility NIROI Maritime Freight Tonnes carriedYes By freight type (e.g Ro/Ro, Lo/Lo)Yes Yes - with some combining of categories By Commodity Some information available from DFT detailed report on NI's main portsPartial Some data maybe comparable if categories are combined. Incoming / Outgoing FreightYes Departing/Arriving Port – dont know where freight is coming from Partial (know the region that freight is departing from or arriving to)
Maritime Data Trends
Maritime Data Gaps Dont know what is being transported in Lift on/Lift off (Lo/Lo) containers or in the Roll on/Roll off (Ro/Ro) vessels.
Air Freight EC regulation No 437/2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air
Main Sources of Air Freight Data Northern Ireland Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) - compile administrative returns from airports. Statistics are published monthly / annually Republic of Ireland Aviation Statistics Survey – data published annually in Transport Omnibus Report
Data Issues Double Counting of Airfreight Relates to very high value goods, e.g. computer chips Freight on Airway Bill before cost of transport determined Potentially more cost-effective to transport by truck to Heathrow for onward transportation to USA
Data Availability & Comparability Data AvailableComparable Reason for not being comparable Potential for comparablility NIROI Air Freight Tonnes Yes Departing or Arriving Airport Known if arriving or departing from both jurisdictions Yes Weight of Freight (tonnes) Yes Type of Freight No Whether Incoming/Outgoing Freight Yes Mail Included noYesNo Mail is included in ROI figures Yes, have separate mail figures for NI so can add mail figures to freight to enable comparison.
Air Freight Trends
Data Gaps for Air Freight No significant air freight gaps identified yet
Rail Freight Rail Freight ceased in NI in 2003 Data for ROI is provided by Iarnród Éireann and published in CSO Transport Omnibus on an annual basis
Rail Freight in ROI
Rail Freight Data Issues Bord na Mona Extensive private rail network which is used for carrying Peat to power stations & other businesses 3.3 million tonnes carried in 2008 Data not included in the CSO Statistics
Rail Freight Data Gaps No significant data gaps identified yet