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East Tennessee Household Travel Survey, 2008

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Bricka, Stacey (NuStats)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
automobile ownership; automobile use; automobiles; commuting (travel); disabilities; driving habits; employment; household income; households; licenses; public transportation; schools; transportation; travel; vehicles; work; working hours
  • Abstract

    The 2008 East Tennessee Household Travel Survey is a comprehensive study of travel behavior in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union counties. Respondents were asked to report detailed information regarding their travel during a specified 24-hour period, including trip locations, mode of transportation, trip start and end times, trip purpose, and trip activities. Demographic variables include gender, age, employment status, whether the respondent held a valid driver's license, whether the respondent was a student, household income, education level, ethnicity, and whether the respondent had a disability.
  • Abstract

    The data were intended to be used by the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization and local agencies to update transportation and air quality models and to identify transportation needs in the region.
  • Methods

    There are no weighting variables in this collection.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The response rate for this study was 30 percent.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-02-01 / 2008-05-31
    Time period: 2008-02-01--2008-05-31
  • 2008-02-01 / 2008-05-31
    Collection date: 2008-02-01--2008-05-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Knoxville
  • Tennessee
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Households within the eight county area around Knoxville, TN: Knox, Blount, Anderson, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union. Smallest Geographic Unit: Traffic Analysis Zone
The survey was based on a random sample of households in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union counties. A socioeconomic stratification was used to define the sample of households to ensure that the study captured the diversity of the population according to specific factors affecting travel behavior in the eight-county region. The survey employed a probability sample to select households for participation. A disproportionate stratified sampling process was used to distribute the required 1,400 surveys among individual stratum in order to maximize statistical reliability. The sample was stratified by household size and employment status of household members.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), mail questionnaire

    For additional information regarding the 2008 East Tennessee Household Travel Survey, please refer to the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34736 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34736.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Bricka, Stacey (2014): East Tennessee Household Travel Survey, 2008. Archival Version. Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.