Traffic Counts

​Hamilton City Council undertakes regular traffic counts at approximately 400 sites throughout the city. This information is used for monitoring trends and planning for new works.

Some sites are counted continuously and this data is analysed to determine seasonal variations in traffic flows throughout the year. Most sites are counted for a seven day period once every one or two years. These counts are adjusted using factors derived from the continuous sites and then an estimate of the average daily traffic for the year is made.

All current and historic data is now hosted on the Waikato LASS Data Portal

 Hamilton City Traffic Counts Open Data

As well as these regular counts, special counts are done at other sites to gather data for specific projects.

For all sites the counter collects other data that can be analysed in more detail. This includes hourly totals and breakdown by vehicle class. 

Data from the special counts or more detail from the regular counts is available on enquiry to the Information Services Unit, email

Note: A charge may be made for the time spent in extracting the information.

Page reviewed: 23 Mar 2022 9:30am