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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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Contents >> Transport >> Transport infrastructure - Licensed operators

Drivers' and riders' licences

Table 23.36 shows the number of motor vehicle drivers' and riders' licences on issue for each State and Territory at 30 June 2001. New South Wales recorded over 4.9 million licences, the highest number on issue, 17.5% more than nearly 4.2 million motor vehicle licences issued in Victoria. In 2001, Queensland recorded the highest number of motor cycle licences on issue (including combined licences) at just over 490,000.

23.36 DRIVERS’ AND RIDERS’ LICENCES, By State/Territory - 2001(a)

Type of licence
NSW

no.
Vic.

no.
Qld

no.
SA

no.
WA

no.
Tas.

no.
NT

no.
ACT

no.

Motor vehicle
4,471,008
3,842,230
2,201,683
936,657
1,126,503
274,564
140,238
212,585
Motor cycle
4,691
8,514
1,143
996
1,049
147
212
(b)23,740
Combined
443,761
339,983
489,236
161,285
235,132
32,040
32,415
. .
Total
4,919,460
4,190,727
2,692,062
1,098,938
1,362,684
306,751
172,865
236,325

(a) Data include learner licences.
(b) Includes combined licences.

Source: AustRoads National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS) for NSW, Vic., Qld, SA, WA and Tas. Motor Registries for NT and ACT


Air pilot licenses

At 31 July 2001 there were 32,389 holders of a current aeroplane pilot licence, including 17,386 private pilots, 4,854 commercial pilots and 5,998 air transport pilots.

In addition there were 3,347 holders of a current helicopter pilot licence (including student licences), of whom 1,039 were private pilots, 1,763 commercial pilots and 429 air transport pilots. Other licences in force related to 95 commercial balloonists and 347 flight engineers.

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