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Contents >> Motor Vehicle Use >> 1991-92 Commercial Vehicle Survey

1991-92 Commercial Vehicle Survey

Name of Collection
1991-92 Commercial Vehicle Survey

Client Services Manager
Transport Data Centre (TDC)
NSW Department of Transport
PO Box 1620

Telephone: Sydney 02 9268 2858
Facsimile: Sydney 02 9268 2853

To gain a better understanding of the distribution of freight and commercial traffic in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region (GSMR).

The collection was a 12-month sample survey of 10,000 non-privately registered vehicles in the GSMR and was conducted in respect of 1991-92. It collected vehicle and travel details for the sampled commercial vehicles over a nominated 24-hour period.

Data were expanded (weighted) to represent the total number of commercial vehicles registered in the TDC Study Area. Data were collected by mail questionnaire.

Data Detail
Vehicle details:

  • Vehicle type;
  • Body type;
  • Use of trailer; and
  • State of registration.

Trip details:
  • Travel day;
  • Origin/destination SLA;
  • Start/arrival time;
  • Travel time;
  • Distance;
  • Speed;
  • Commodity;
  • Weight of load; and
  • Whether goods were delivered or picked up.

Geographic Coverage
GSMR (Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong, Blue Mountains).

Frequency of Data Availability
Data are only available in respect of 1991-92. A new Commercial Transport Study is being developed to provide better estimates of freight travel in Sydney.

Historical Data
Data are available for 1991-92.

Products and Services
Availability of Commercial Transport Data in NSW (TDC Report 96/1)
An Introduction to TDC's Commercial Vehicle Survey (Issues Paper 96/1)
Commercial Vehicle Movements in the Sydney Region (TDC Report 94/11)
Customised data requests available in hardcopy (tables, graphs, mapped) or electronically (text, database, spreadsheet format). Data can be provided on CD-ROM, floppy disk, or by email.

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