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Authorisations for road transport. Provinces

Authorisations for road transport. Provinces 2021
Barcelona Girona Lleida Tarragona Catalonia
Passengers 18,512 1,539 826 1,670 22,547
Public vehicles < 9 seats (1) 14,898 661 479 630 16,668
Public service buses 3,614 878 347 1,040 5,879
Goods 45,218 8,466 9,746 8,760 72,190
Public service vehicles (2) 36,647 6,018 7,646 6,934 57,245
Private service vehicles 8,571 2,448 2,100 1,826 14,945
Total 63,730 10,005 10,572 10,430 94,737
Source: Ministry of the Vice-presidency, Digital Policies and Territory.
- (1) Includes funeral vehicles and public transport with less than nine seats (hire vans, taxis, etc).
- (2) Includes heavy and light vehicles.

Last update: October 21, 2022.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on Transport Authorisations (AT).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Authorisations for transport
Permits of an administrative nature to be able to travel by land and for reasons established by applicable legislation (school transport, dangerous substances, loaded vehicles and of a certain weight, etc.).
General goods
Goods packaged in load units (sacks, crates, boxes, etc.) or units that can be counted.

Methodological aspects

Data is provided for the regular transport of road travellers inside Catalonia. The Ministry of Territory and Sustainability obtained these figures directly from companies authorised to provide these services.

Data is offered on the transport of goods by road which was obtained from the Permanent survey on the transport of goods by road published by the Ministry of Public Works.

The section on urban public transport provides information on surface transport in the most populated cities of Catalonia, provided by the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability, and also underground metropolitan transport and urban railways. With the introduction of the integrated fare in 2001, the method for counting travellers in Barcelona has changed. Travellers are now counted as each journey registered on travel tickets and not the journeys sold for each type of ticket.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".