Transport

Number of Vehicles by Ownership & Type of Service in the year 2013 & 2014EC

The above table indicates the number of vehicles by ownership and type of service in the past two consecutive years of study. According to the table, in the year 2013EC, there were about 590 vehicles owned by the government, 9,663 vehicles owned by private sector and 51 vehicles owned by Non-governmental Organizations in the zone. In this year, there were about 797 vehicles used for freight, 1729 vehicles being used for public transport, 15,258 motor cycles, 3625 bajajs, and 198 vehicles being used for another purposes in the zone

Inthe year 2014EC, there were about 736 vehicles owned by the government, 7467 vehicles owned by private sectors, and 60 vehicles owned by non-governmental organizations in the zone. In this year, there were about 821 vehicles being used for freight, 3654 vehicles being used for public transport, 17,710 motor cycles, 3924 Bajajs and 122 vehicles being used for purposes other than the specified one in the zone.


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Transport

Transport:-Length of dry and all weather roads

ROAD DENSITY

Road density can be calculated in two different ways the first of which is Road Density with respect to the total area of specific place on which a given study is being made while that of the second is Road Density with respect to the total population of the area. Road density with respect to the total area of the Zone can be obtained by dividing the total area of the Zone to the total length of the road. On the other hand, road density with respect to population can be obtained by dividing the total population of the Zone to a total length of roads available in the Zone.  Hence, we have tried to show you such types of Road Density in the following manner;

Table 33:-Road Density

The following table shows total length of all-weather roads in kilometer, total population of the zone, total area of the zone in square kilometer road density with respect to total population and area of the zone.

Table 41:-Road Density

Zone/District

Total Length of Roads (in km)

Total population of the Zone

Total area of the Zone in km2

Road Density wrt total population

Road Density wrt the total area of the Zone

2013EC

2014EC

2013EC

2014EC

2013EC

2014EC

2013EC

2014EC

2013EC

2014EC

Jimma

 4,154.93

 4,164.99

3,794,982

3,901,647

18,696.7

18,696.7

913.4

936.8

4.5

4.5

Source:-Adopted from Annual Statistical Abstract Data of the Zone for the year 2013 & 2014EC.

The above table indicates road density with respect to total population of the zone & road density with respect to the total area of the zone in past two consecutive years of the study. In the year 2013EC, road density with respect to the total population of the zone was about 913.4 which means for every around 913 people in the zone, there was one kilometer of all-weather road. In the year 2014EC, road density with respect to the total population was estimated to be 936.8 which mean that for every 937 people in the zone, there was one kilometer of all-weather road in the zone.

According to the above table, in the year 2013EC, road density with respect to the total area of the zone was estimated to be 4.5 which means that for every 4.5 square kilometer of the area of land, there was one kilometer of road in the zone and remained almost the same in the year 2014EC because the length of all-weather roads has increased slightly from that of its base year 2013EC.