In 2021, the National Statistics Office in collaboration with Transport Malta (TM) launched the fourth National Household Travel Survey (NHTS). This was the first time that the NHTS results were calibrated and grossed up to corresponding population levels residing in private households, using data from the preliminary results of the Census of Population and Housing 2021, together with other relevant administrative data sources. This was crucial to solidify analysis by region, sex and age groups; also framing the outcomes of NHTS in the right context.
This survey, carried out during the last quarter of 2021, targeted a random sample of private households in Malta and Gozo. Travel patterns of all sampled household members over the age of 14 years were recorded. As anticipated, the collection of data required extensive cooperation with TM and responding households.