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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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The following information on regional transport in Tasmania focuses on road transport. At present, regional statistics for air, water and rail transport are very limited. Information about these modes of transport is available at the state level, and can be found on this web site (under Statistics - Tasmania).


TRANSPORT, Regional summary
Units
Greater
Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Motor vehicles on the register(a)
%
48.7
28.8
22.3
100.0

Passenger vehicles by year of manufacture(a)
Before 1985
% of Region
26.6
27.2
23.7
26.1
1996-2000
% of Region
23.9
23.4
25.1
24.0
2001-2003(b)
% of Region
11.4
9.8
8.6
10.4

Drivers' licences(c)
%
49.0
28.3
22.6
100.0

Method of travel to work(d)
Car, as driver or passenger
% of Region
67.2
70.2
69.9
68.6

Government roads
Local(e)
km
5,211
4,890
3,921
14,021
State(f)
km
1,381.93
966.25
1,055.18
3,403.36
National(g)
km
86.62
180.32
117.94
384.88
Road accidents
Fatalities(h)
no.
15
10
16
41
Injuries(h)
no.
882
515
440
1,837
MAIB claims lodged(i)
%
53.8
25.4
20.8
100.0

(a) As at 31 March 2003.
(b) This category includes motor vehicles manufactured in calendar years 2001 and 2002 and in the first three months of 2003.
(c) As at 1 January 2004.
(d) Persons asked how they got to work on 7 August 2001.
(e) As at January 2004.
(f) As at February 2004.
(g) As at February 2004.
(h) Reference period 2003.
(i) Reference period 2002-03.

Source: ABS data available on request, Motor Vehicle Census and 2001 Census of Population and Housing; Asset Information Group and Land Transport Safety Division, Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources; State Grants Commission, Department of Treasury and Finance; Motor Accidents Insurance Board.

FURTHER INFORMATION
The Transport home page on the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources web site http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/.


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