Vehicles In Australia Travelled Over 215 Billion Kilometres In 2007: Abs

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August 28, 2008

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Vehicles in Australia travelled over 215 billion kilometres in 2007: ABS

The 14.8 million vehicles registered in Australia travelled more than 215 billion kilometres in the

12 months ended 31 October 2007, according to figures released today by the Australian

Bureau of Statistics. 

Passenger vehicles accounted for 73% of distance travelled (158 billion kilometres). More than

half (51%) of the distance travelled by passenger vehicles was for personal and other use, with

29% for travel to and from work, and 20% for business use.

Freight carrying vehicles travelled more than 52 billion kilometres in the 12 months ended 31

October 2007 on Australian roads.

It is estimated that all road registered vehicles consumed a total of 30 billion litres of fuel with

the average rate of fuel consumption for the 12 months ended 31 October 2007 being 14 litres

per 100 kilometres. Articulated trucks had the highest average fuel consumption with 54.6 litres

per 100 kilometres.

Further information is available in Survey of Motor Vehicle Use (cat. no. 9208.0), available for

Media note: Articulated trucks are defined as motor vehicles constructed primarily for load

carrying, consisting of a prime mover which has no significant load carrying area, but with a

turntable device which is linked to a semitrailer.


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