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Source: New Motor Vehicle Registrations.
Queensland has shown strong growth in the number of new registered caravans during the last two financial years, up 68% in 1999-2000 and 34% in 2000-2001 compared to the previous financial years. The Northern Territory was the only State or Territory to record a fall in new caravan registrations, falling 26% in 1999-2000 compared to 1998-99 (see graph F3.2), although it recorded strong growth in 2000-2001. The Northern Territory also has the lowest number of new caravan registrations (see graph F3.3).
Victoria has by far the largest number of new registered caravans, accounting for around a third of all new caravan registrations in all three financial years (see graph F3.3).
TOTAL CARAVANS REGISTERED
There were 269,491 caravans registered as at 31 October 1999, a small increase (1%) on the figure for 31 October 1998. Most States and Territories saw modest growth in the number of caravans registered on 31 October 1999 compared to 31 October 1998, with New South Wales and the Northern Territory the exceptions, recording a small decline. Queensland showed the strongest growth in caravan registrations in 1998, up 4% at 31 October 1998 compared to 31 October 1997. The Australian Capital Territory had stronger growth than Queensland at 31 October 1999 compared to 31 October 1998 (5%) but this followed negative growth in the preceding period.
Victoria has by far the largest number of registered caravans, accounting for over a third (34%) of all caravans registered in Australia as at 31 October 1999.
Source: Motor Vehicle Census.
The number of caravans registered in Australia is growing, both in terms of total registrations and registrations of new caravans. Victoria has by far the largest number of registered caravans of any State or Territory and also recorded the largest number of new caravan registrations over the last three financial years.
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