Figures on public sector spend per head of population at a regional level are available as part of the government’s Country and Regional Analysis (CRA) statistics. However, the benefits from this spend on transport interventions will often accrue to motorists or passengers far beyond the residents of the immediate local area or region. This is particularly the case for spending on motorways, trunk roads, and the railway which connect cities and regions across the country. Although the CRA attempts to allocate expenditure on the basis of the regions that benefit from the spend, rather than where it is made, inevitably allocations are not always precise.
The latest CRA statistics (2016) for the North East of England suggest that in 2015-16, total government expenditure on transport per head of population was £182. This information is available for government office regions only, and therefore is unavailable for Northumberland or the Wansbeck constituency.